In March 2020, FHM expert, Prof. Dr. Hamid Doost Mohammadian has provided an article to use his new theories named: The 5th Wave and i-Sustainability Plus Theories which got accepted and published at MDPI Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080) open access journal in Basel, Switzerland entitled:
· Blue-Green Smart Mobility Technologies as Readiness for Facing Tomorrow’s Urban Shock toward the World as a Better Place for Living (Case Studies: Songdo and Copenhagen)
Prof. Dr. Doost represents FHM by providing this article with using The 5th Wave and i-Sustainability Plus Theories:
1. i-Sustainability Plus Theory which is made of the trinity open innovation, sustainability and 4.0 smart high technologies e.g. digitization and ubiquitous. This construct which is including the idea of sustainable ubiquitous life is probed as a new idea of urban living in tomorrow’s cities and societies. Blue-Green sustainable mobility technologies are introduced as a pathway to create modern sustainable and livable urban areas to tackle these challenges. Clean and inclusive mobility, based on Blue-Green and sustainable infrastructure, low emission greenhouse gases, ubiquitous computing, smartness and digitalization is realized as one of the keys that could make the world a better place for living. The idea of U-Society derived from the combination of real life, high technology, and virtual reality for which again digitization is a prerequisite. In recent decades, digitization is a remarkable driver of sustainable development.
2. 5th Wave/Tomorrow Age Theory is about the proceeding of future of Industry 4.0 and Society 5.0 and edge of tomorrow with a focus on today’s challenges and tomorrow’s shocks. The concept considers the 5th wave theory which is about readiness to change into the new age we are just entering. Interestingly, it forecasted a crisis, and we are presently inside the COVID-19 crisis. The aim of this article is to study “Contagion and Tomorrow’s Cities: as an Innovative Path towards Sustainable World Founded on Blue-Green Ubiquitous Cities by i-Sustainability Plus and 5th Wave Theories” Based on this theory, modern SMEs that are not only concerned with technological business with financial and economic approaches, but also social responsibility like CSR strategies, being environmentally friendly, improving quality of livability and life. Generally, the 5th wave theory is a tool to achieve Blue-Green sustainability introduced by authors and required to deal with urbanization challenges as well as preserve the world for the future. Blue-Green sustainability is a kind of sustainability founded on seven pillars including economic, environmental, social, cultural, technical, education and political sustainability that is environmentally friendly, even aligned with green strategies and water management. In particular, based on 7PS model, seven pillars of sustainability such as environmental, economic, social, cultural, technical, political and educational sustainability play significant roles in this theory and help us for tomorrow readiness. Technological development has led to new opportunities for business improvement. Internet of Technology (IoT), Internet of Business (IoB), Internet of Energy (IoE), Internet of Manufacturing (IoM), cyber-physical systems, big data, AI and machine learning are new techniques used in the I4.0 that enable SMEs to better manage resources and increase flexibility to respond to the business conditions. The world confronts global challenges such as poverty, slums, insecurity, social instability, economic problems, energy and environmental concerns that threaten the future of the world and humanity. It is vital to find out solutions to tackle these challenges in order to maintain the environment and the world for future generations and improve livability of areas at present.
Nowadays, we are on the cusp of a future that will face many global challenges and crises, as well as unforeseeable shocks of tomorrow. The rapid growth and development of technology will bring forth exponential change that may challenge and threaten our human psychology. Solutions and policies are needed to deal with today’s challenges, tomorrow’s shocks, and global crises to preserve the world and mankind for the future. In this research, Blue-Green sustainable mobility technologies are introduced as a pathway to create modern sustainable and livable urban areas to tackle these challenges. Clean and inclusive mobility, based on Blue-Green and sustainable infrastructure, low emission greenhouse gases, ubiquitous computing, smartness and digitalization is realized as one of the keys that could make the world a better place for living. This research examines inclusive transportation technology, its indicators and its impacts on creating modern livable urban areas with high a quality of life as a pathway to navigate the cusp of tomorrow. Furthermore, the roles of technology such as Information Technology, Internet of Things, Internet of Business, Internet of Manufacturing, and Internet of Energy as technology tools to develop such mobility is investigated. Literature reviews, surveys, case studies—including Songdo as a ubiquitous city and Copenhagen as a digital and clean city—and revised versions of Kiwi and Kampenhood and BESQoL (built environment sustainability and quality of life) methodologies are the main methods in this study. New concepts of mobility technology and eventuating cultural synergies, as a readiness for facing tomorrow’s world crises with a higher quality of life and well-being by using the 5th wave theory, are discussed.
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MDPI Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080) is an international peer-reviewed open access journal singularly focusing on emerging scientific and technological trends and is published quarterly online by MDPI.