Coming soon, Allan co-authors Cyber City Safe: Emergency Planning Beyond the Maginot line.
This book paints a picture of a Cyber City, safe from
a range of threats and challenges. Big
data will play a positive role. Sensors
throughout the city will monitor the weather in the short term and climate in
the long term. Big data will advise on
the type of plantings which will thrive now, and also in the next generation when
there will be a different climate.
Automatic water collection and distribution systems will ensure that
even in droughts, scarce water will be put to best use. Solar-powered awnings and baffles will shield
pedestrians from wind, sun, and rain, extending the pleasant walking season and
promoting fitness and health.