For the first time in human history more than half of the world’s population now lives in a metropolitan area. Cities are said to be responsible for 80% of the world’s CO2 output and it is estimated that the urban population is set to double by 2050. Rapid technological developments present unprecedented opportunities for cities to design and adapt into smart, intelligent and sustainable environments through digital technologies, big data, low-energy buildings and neighborhoods, renewable energy and smart mobility.
Jason Kirby, Ph.D., ENV SP, is one of the UAB professors working to implement a “sustainable cities” environment.
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Now that I have completed this degree, I have earned the respect of my peers. Coworkers now turn to me for help when they are unsure about how to proceed with certain issues. After taking the Green Building Course I got my LEED AP in Building Design and Construction. I became a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and earned the Construction Manager –In-Training (CMIT) certification. I just got promoted within my company because of the overall knowledge that the program has given me.