What Sacramento needs most is the development of a groundbreaking bionic city. See the site, The Bionic City – A Natural Blueprint for Future Cities | This Big City. Sacramento needs a large, well-funded sustainable innovation think tank and laboratory similar to Societas Ltd, or New Frontiers which has become internationally recognized for its work in developing new sustainability. See the sites, NEW FRONTIERS - Hub Culture, Melissa Sterry, and Societas Ltd.
Areas most needed regarding green health in Sacramento are in developing initiatives in design, media, and the visual arts. Sacramento should become a catalyst for rapid innovation in sustainable design. What Sacramento might focus on regarding green health is how the built environment might bring together sustainability leaders from many different areas to create interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge sharing, capacity building, and public discourse. And Sacramento is the perfect place for this, since it's the seat of California government. The outcome would be a tangible benefit to society.
If you look at one European sustainable innovation think tank's founder, Melissa Sterry, she's also a futurologist, design scientist and transformational change strategist to the construction, utilities, manufacturing, design, publishing, media and communications industries. According to the Melissa Sterry website, she's a PhD researcher at the Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research (AVATAR) laboratory in England at the University of Greenwich, she is developing The Bionic City™, the ultimate sustainable smart city it transfers knowledge from Earth's ecosystems to a blueprint for a metropolis with resilience to extreme meteorological and geological events, enabling reduced structural damage and loss of life from events including flooding, hurricanes, cyclones, tornadoes, wildfires, heat waves, snowstorms, eruptions and earthquakes.
Visiting Fellow of Sustainable Innovation in Design & Media and Assembly member at the University of Salford, Melissa is a visiting lecturer and guest critic at several British universities including the AA School of Architecture. Collaborating extensively with leading edge researchers in the fields of Biomimetics, Resilience Theory, Complex Adaptive Systems, Living and Dynamic Architecture, she is a member of the scientific committee of the International Bionic Engineering Society.
Melissa has sat on sustainability and social enterprise steering groups, non-executive boards, panels and committees for many organisations including WWF, International Design Awards and the International Green Awards and is a speaker, panel chair and workshop host at sustainability conferences and seminars including EcoBuild, European Future Energy Forum and Forum for the Build Environment. Published in over 30 international titles, Melissa is a writer and presenter for 360 sustainability media group Earth 2 Hub™, a movement which aims to re-establish a harmonious relationship between humanity and nature using art, science and digital creativity.
The creator of catalyst for rapid innovation in sustainable design NEW FRONTIERS™, she is an inductee of the Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the Mensa Education and Research Foundation International Award for Benefit to Society 2010 for exceptional commitment to enhancing intelligence which benefits society.
Further awards include first prize winner in the Great Exhibition 2012 competition (2010), two special recognition awards from the Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network for exceptional creativity and capacity building in the innovation sector (2009), a WestFocus Enterprising Business Award (2009) and being listed in the Future 100 (2008). So that's what is needed in Sacramento, a green health hub similar to the type of think tank founded by Melissa Sterry.
Sacramento can become the ultimate sustainable smart city, a bionic city. But first Sacramento needs to cooperate with leading edge researchers in these fields as they apply to sustainable green health in Sacramento. Where are Sacramento's futurologists?