Guiding Principles

Our vision will entail investigating, developing and deploying adaptive technologies that can optimize resource efficiency, and enable new services that support and enhance the quality of life of urban inhabitants and city visitors. There are many fundamental technical, social and urban challenges and opportunities that need to be addressed to accomplish this. From the outset, the ICRI will differentiate itself from other smart cities initiatives by incorporating the following core guiding principles into its research approach:

  1. Design for humans as part of the solution
  2. Build for the long term – design robustly for the imperfections of the real world
  3. Deliver the triple bottom line – economic, social and environmental value