To address the current environmental challenges, we need to stimulate a shift towards a transformation in the way we live and build. inRES
provides leadership in experimentation, local community engagement and institutional changes as the answer to our global environmental challenges.
are as follows:
- Address three great challenges: Climate change, demographics, and governance.
We will facilitate the development of pilot communities as use cases to better address local and global challenges in practical terms. Our assertion is clear: Technology is our ally and it will be crucial for addressing the above challenges. The broad sectors the Smart Multi-Generational Sustainable Community will focus on are: Agriculture, Education, Healthcare, Energy, Construction and Social Cohesion. We have concluded that changes in these sectors are crucial to achieve a change in the way we work and live and therefore are high priority for the future of humanity and the environment alike and to achieve sustainability.
- Advance a governance model that enrich and enhance the citizens participation in decision making at all levels also through enhanced deployment of information technology and telecommunications:
This will be served by (a) creating online communities (citizen observatories) for deliberation and decision on community challenges; (b) providing education through accredited academic institutions on how best to utilize information technology and telecommunications to promote democracy; and (c) developing more effective practices for improving citizens participation in the decisions regarding the usage of information technology and telecommunications by governments and citizens.
- Promote research and publications, sponsor conferences and other events:
Sponsor educational seminars or courses with academia on the usage of information technology and telecommunications, thereby offering a platform for dialogue. The foundation will work with academia, other not for profit organizations and with international organizations.