By 2050, more than two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities. But these urban hubs are projected to be quite different from today’s metropolises. Crowned by green gardens, these new habitats will be more connected at every level, more focused on harmonizing sustainable production and consumption, and more open to new lifestyles. These smart cities will be more lived in, but also more livable spaces, underpinned by advanced, sustainable engineering materials.
GREEN, SMART AND COLLABORATIVE
New visions of intelligent growth
While rooftop greenhouses and vertical farming may blur the distinction between the city and countryside, the sharing economy will turn urban spaces into collaborative platforms, where co-working and community living blend. Making collaboration easier, intelligent networks, enhanced by technologies like 5G, bind not just citizens but entire metropolises into an organic whole. On streets, in parking spots, under bridges, in buildings and sewer pipes, the future city will be pulsing with smart cables and devices that generate connectedness – made possible in part thanks to conductive, flexible and flame-retardant engineering polyamides.
CIRCULAR, ECO-FRIENDLY AND FLEXIBLE
Bringing harmony to urban life cycles
Making cities greener won’t just lead to more urban agricultural products, but will also foster a greater quality of life. Sustainable buildings will help to reduce the impact on the environment, and circular economy principles will extend the life cycles of materials and minimize waste. New living concepts will welcome 3D-printed homes, modular furniture and delivery drones to facilitate life in tighter urban spaces, none of which would be possible without engineering plastics.
Building the smart, sustainable habitats of tomorrow
To build our future cities, adaptable, durable and renewable materials are required, which can be found in DOMO’S innovative and sustainable portfolio of polyamide solutions.
This includes plastics for piping and thermal insulation, polymers for furniture and carpets, and an entire package of lightweight and recycled solutions for replacing metal and reducing the environmental impact of households. DOMAMID® and STABAMID® virgin resins and TECHNYL® products offer outstanding performance, esthetics and processability, helping to make even the most advanced urban concepts a reality.