Who doesn’t want to live in a Smart City? Well “San Diegans” are happy to see that National Geographic has recognized our city to be just that! San Diego is one of 18 cities from around the world chosen by Nat Geo to be featured in a new documentary series entitled “Smart Cities”.
“The city has exceptional academic and research institutions, which provide a ready stream of talented individuals to a diversified 21st century-focused industry mix. All this is encased in a remarkably livable city environment, a city, which in itself, recognizes a strong commitment to citizen welfare.” – Ian Mcfarlane, National Geographic.
Here are a few aspects of our city that have caught Nat Geo’s attention:
- Environmental innovation at San Diego Gas & Electric’s Smart Grid.
- The Port of San Diego and how it has become a leader in environmental issues with its new shore-power system at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.
- How San Diego attracts innovation and talent, highlighting the work being done by J. Craig Venter with human genome sequencing.
- UC San Diego’s San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, which engineers algae for the production of hydrocarbon molecules that can be used as biofuels.
- The innovation in yeast cultivation done by San Diego-based White Labs, highlighting San Diego’s dynamic craft beer scene.
- Northrop Gumman’s work with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for NASA which are involved with climate change measurements.
- The New San Diego Central Library, its stunning architecture and dynamic public art.
- San Diego’s active lifestyle and action sports culture. Surf legend Rob Machado will share the work of his foundation, which helps provide clean drinking water and engages disadvantaged youth in healthy lifestyle activities.
We would like to add to the list the fact that Bumbleride Offices and Showroom call San Diego home. Who wouldn’t want to live in a County that is the Avocado Capital of the U.S.?
We look forward to watching this series when it airs this spring. Stay Classy San Diego!