Cities produce 80 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Urban EcoMap is a pilot program website that will soon allow the citizens of San Francisco to explore, by Zip Code, the carbon footprint of each neighborhood in the city, providing information and tools they can use to quickly and easily develop their own personal GHG reduction plan. San Francisco is the first city that will benefit from Urban EcoMap’s call to citizen action against climate change; eventually, Urban EcoMap will be scaled to other cities and around the globe, enabling individuals everywhere to explore, learn, and plan how to reduce their personal carbon footprint.
Urban EcoMap is a landmark innovation and a key element of Connected Urban Development, an initiative of Cisco's Internet Solutions Group (IBSG), the firm's global consulting arm. Begun in fall 2008, Urban EcoMap is a collaborative effort between Cisco IBSG and San Francisco’s Department of the Environment (SF Environment).
Visual Preview of Urban EcoMap
Urban EcoMap: An Innovative Connected and Sustainable Cities Pilot Fact Sheet
Urban EcoMap: An Innovative Connected and Sustainable Cities Pilot Fact Sheet (PDF 389KB)
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