The Rise of the Role of Intelligent Communities in the Circular Economy

People’s knowledge and impact of climate change are growing as environmental, social, and economic issues converge globally. This underscores the importance of taking personal responsibility for ethical environmental management and promotes empathy in co-creating intelligent communities. Improving well-being at work, home, and play requires accelerating the integration of technology and circular economy principles.

To overcome cultural challenges, the mindsets of citizens, businesses, and institutions need to shift away from traditional linear thinking. By fostering a culture of sharing, reuse, and innovation, we can positively influence and help overcome resistance to change. However, technology needs to be integrated in a human-centred and holistic way, ensuring it is accessible to all those affected.

For example, monitoring systems can be integrated to maintain a cleaner urban environment, such as sensors and IoT devices that generate data related to air quality and waste management. Partners and local businesses could design and share community digital inclusion platforms that allow feedback, promote awareness, and enhance a community’s quality of life. This approach fosters a sense of ownership, aggregates relevant data, and helps predict potential collaboration opportunities

The term “AI” (Artificial Intelligence) is today’s catchphrase, often used broadly to refer to various technologies that exhibit intelligent behaviour.  As the field evolves, so does the language surrounding it, reflecting the growing complexity and capabilities of intelligent data systems.   What these technologies are, in essence, are highly sophisticated interconnected systems. 

 So, how can these sophisticated data systems work for Circular Rubber?

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As light industrial community members, we prioritize using re-engineered materials to advance responsible production while utilizing data-driven models to promote sustainable practices. Aggregated data influences our consumption decisions and helps us remain compliant with regulations and responsible financial conduct. Our grid relies on robust two-way communication via sensors and automated controls, enhancing reliability, efficiency, and optimization of demand response programs.

Being an intelligent community requires iterative data collection and prioritization of privacy and security protocols. Effective and timely policies and regulations are essential both internally and externally. The process demands a consistent review of multiple subsystems to maintain accuracy and proactively develop efficient solutions for our robotics, creating an evolving platform that can manage the complexities of necessary data integration.

We are designing our unique Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system architecture. This integration includes computers, networked data communications, and graphical user interfaces to oversee machines and processes at a holistic level. This capability is crucial for ensuring safety and optimizing consumption practices, allowing our workforce and machines to co-create usable data from a centralized location and execute quality assurance and control practices.

As intelligent communities evolve, the required acceleration hinges on partnerships, knowledge sharing, and a commitment to advancing our personal and professional roles.  Circular Rubber realizes that a truly circular and intelligent economy requires ongoing investments, collaboration, and empathy at every stage of its development. We are committed to rising in our role in intelligent communities for the circular economy.

Shauna Leblond, MGM MCI MBA, Chief Integration Officer (CIO)
Shauna has 20 years of experience in capital-intensive multinational projects. She is responsible for project planning, engineering, and execution, managing relationships with key external partners and contract owner for engineering and construction work.