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Cardano for Cities [C4C]

$2,000,000.00 Requested
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How do we deploy Cardano to Cities with urban-scale initiatives/projects in developing countries in the next 12 months?

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Why is it important?

Cities are the growth engines of economies.

City leaders need to see the Cardano-based projects on an urban scale for further adoption.

What does success look like?

Cardano is integrated into the development programs, strategies, and urban scale projects in developing cities for application.

Key Metrics to measure

At the end of this challenge, we will be asking ourselves some questions about

  • The number of proposals for integrating Cardano into development programs, strategies, and urban scale projects in developing countries.

  • The number of events organized for introducing Cardano to Cities' governments/agencies.

  • The number of development programs, strategies, and urban projects have Cardano integrated for application.

  • The observed impact of funded projects (meeting their KPIs).

  • Is there good feedback on funded project progress, failure, or success, that helps us understand the issues of deploying Cardano solutions across cities?

    Challenge brief

Cities and towns are more and more important today. Globally, over 50% of the world's population lives in urban areas today. By 2045, the world's urban population will increase by 1.5 times to 6 billion [1]. Cities play an increasingly important role in tackling climate change because their exposure to climate and disaster risk increases as they grow. Around 90% of urban expansion in developing countries is near hazard-prone areas and built through informal and unplanned settlements [2]. Besides, cities are also at the frontline of combating epidemics [2]. City governments in developing countries are finding pilot blockchain projects on the urban scale as proof of experiment for related policy proposals of blockchain adoption.

As a result, there are various problems in cities that waiting to be solved by applying blockchain technology in general, and Cardano blockchain, in particular. Integrating Cardano into regional and urban level projects can strongly support:

  1. The faster adoption of Cardano in reality.
  2. The enforcement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, especially the following goals:
    1. Affordable and Clean Energy
    1. Decent Work and Economic Growth
    1. Industrial Innovation and Infrastructure
    1. Sustainable Cities and Communities.

The potential for Cardano blockchain technology to reduce administrative expenses involved with urban planning might save cities a lot of money. Finally, blockchain technology has the potential to increase community participation through secure, easily-accessible voting systems pertaining to urban and regional planning decisions.

Possible directions

Solutions for applying Cardano, especially Defi and NFT into solving urban problems of the developing world, including

  • Events with experts (from Think Tanks, city's agencies, city leaders, smart city developers,…) to introduce and discuss how Cardano may serve and integrate into their scheme for smart cities, innovation city,…
  • Affordable housing development; Crowdfunding for financing urban services; Land, property, and housing management (through tokenization of urban land, housing, and other assets).
  • Solution of Mobility payment and other solutions for improving public transit
  • Solution for Urban planning and urban management
  • Energy / Water / Pollution Management
  • Green Building: solutions, certificates (NFTs,…),…
  • Smart city, Smart buildings,…

This proposed budget for this challenge can not be enough for massive projects but may serve as seeds for initiatives to grow in cities.

We had scientists, experts, communitiy members who have common interest in this theme.

This challenge may serve as a bridge to connect Cardano to existing agendas, strategies, master plans,… of urban governments in developing countries


Source of Citation

[1] <https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/urbandevelopment/overview#1>

[2] <https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/urbandevelopment/overview#1>

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