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Personal Homework

Take the coursera course: Philosophy and Critical Thinking


Course Result:

Article 1: Implementation of Green ICT for Sustainable Economic Development


This paper introduce the concept of green economy or sustainable economy, which is a framework for restoring economic growth meanwhile responding to the climate change and other subjects of environmental sustainability. It also demonstrate how the use of ICT can bring the green and sustainable economy and how ICT provide an opportunity for a sustainable and inclusive future by revolutionizing business models and behavior, by making management of energy distribution and transportation more efficient, by enabling new ways of working, learning, e-health and providing public services, and by helping countries adapt to climate change and reducing disaster risk.

Article 2: Gaming for Citizen Science


Citizen Science is a term used to describe research collaborations where members of the public are recruited to assist with scientific investigations. Citizen science project will not only help scientist to tackle the environmental problems but also raise awareness of citizen themselves as well as encourage them to change their behavior and thought. This paper describe how the gamification concept implemented on web application has been used to actively engage people in citizen science project.

Article 3: Songdo, the Future City: MEGAPROJECTS


This video show the master-planned project of South Korea in cooperation with Cisco, sumsung etc to build the world's smartest and greenest city. Sungdo is the entirely new smart city from scratch in South Korea. 80% of its funding is earmarked for green technology and it is the second city in the world to have all of its major buildings on a par or below the levels set by the green energy certification, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

Songdo has been designed with sensors to monitor temperature, energy use and traffic flow. These sensors can alert to personal when bus is due and to local authority about any problem. A lot of these innovations are designed with the environment in mind - charging stations for electric cars, for example, or a water-recycling system that prevents clean drinking water being used to flush office toilets.The waste disposal system is also impressive because there are no rubbish trucks trawling the streets or vast bins dotted around blocks of flats. Instead, all household waste is sucked directly from individual kitchens through a vast underground network of tunnels, to waste processing centres, where it's automatically sorted, deodorised and treated to be kinder to the environment. In future, some of this household waste will be used to produce renewable energy.


Chapter 7 : GreenIT and Personal Change