by Derrick Broze
from TheLastAmericanVagabond Website
is being engineered by international organizations
like the World Economic Forum,
the architects of The Great Reset.
Read Part 1,
UNDERSTANDING THE DANGERS OF
INNOVATION ZONES AND SMART CITIES,
to better understand the dangers of
Smart Cities and Innovation Zones.
As covered in Part 1 of this investigation, there are legitimate concerns with the Smart City movement.
protections, this vision will spell the end of privacy, property
ownership, and freedom of movement. This is the dream of the World
Economic Forum and their partners at the United Nations.
How do these emerging technologies and concepts play a role in fomenting the centralized, authoritarian vision imagined by the talking heads at the WEF?
This city would involve the use of technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and drones to,
The World Economic Forum - the architects of The Great Reset - and a host of other international public-private partnerships have been promoting the concept as a solution for fighting climate change for years.
has helped further cement the idea that our cities and
infrastructure are unsustainable and thus, we must upgrade to Smart
In June 2019, the WEF announced they were collaborating with the leadership of the G20 to lead a,
The move brought the WEF into the fold of global organizations focused on bringing the Smart City vision to life.
This "Global Smart Cities Alliance" (GSCA) was formed to,
The WEF and the Smart Cities Alliance described the need for smart city technology as follows:
The GSCA and the WEF are now primed to be the lead organizations to establish a global framework for smart city governance...
Additionally, in November 2020, the WEF selected 36 cities to,
The cities are meant to be the models for the Smart City future.
These cities will be used as the testing grounds for the WEF and G20 "roadmap".
These so-called "pioneer cities" include,
Most recently, the WEF launched a platform called "Shaping the Future of the Internet of Things and Urban Transformation" to help transform,
The WEF is working with more than 100 global partners to implement the platform's key initiatives, which include,
Clearly, the World Economic Forum is a major proponent of the push towards Smart Cities.
Through their partnerships, initiatives, and publications, the WEF is playing an outsized role in promoting the technological vision for urban areas.
However, upon closer examination it becomes clear that,
The UN Sustainable Development Goal #11
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a,
The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly with the intention of achieving them by the year 2030.
The SDGs were part of a larger resolution known as the 2030 Agenda, or Agenda 2030. The language of the WEF and the Global Smart Cities Alliance clearly mirrors the language of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030.
For example, the eleventh SDG is,
The "Goal 11 Targets" include,
The United Nations has also launched the "United for Smart Sustainable Cities" (U4SSC) initiative to help achieve SDG 11.
According to their website,
The United Nations is not alone in leading the charge for Smart Cities to help achieve UN SDGs. There are also non-governmental organizations (NGO's) involved in the process.
...and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies with former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg as President of the Board.
How Smart City Propaganda Spreads on the Local Level
The push for Smart City technology and programs is not exclusively the activity of international governments and NGOs.
The spread of Smart City propaganda also happens via local governing bodies which help implement the UN SDGs. In this way local officials pass resolutions and form committees which are aimed at implementing Agenda 2030/Great Reset goals under the guise of beautifying their respective cities and towns.
One prime example, is Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
In May 2018, Turner established a Smart City Advisory Council to help transition Houston to the city of the future while working to reduce climate change.
Turner also partnered with Verizon Inc to make Houston the site of the first 5G implementation in the United States.
Turner's relationship with Verizon and the wireless industry are so great that the Cellular, Telephone, and Internet Association (CTIA) lobbying group presented him the 2018 "5g Wireless Champion Award" for removing,
The CTIA stated that,
The connection to 5G networks is important because the technology is the backbone of the Smart City vision.
In order for the autonomous vehicles, drones, robot assistants, smart lights, and sensors in the street to operate, there must be little to no latency between devices on the Internet of Things (IoT).
This means smart cities must be outfitted with 5G. Indeed, the World Economic Forum's Strategic Intelligence platform has a page dedicated to the ways 5G will shape the world in the coming years.
Mayor Turner has also sought to use COVID-19 as a promotion for Houston's Smart City for resilience initiative.
Forbes notes that Houston is "using real-time data" and "digital contact tracing" to identify community spread and more rapidly develop policies.
In January, the Climate Mayors announced Turner as the next Chair of the nationwide coalition.
In this role, Turner will,
Turner is also the Vice-Chair of the National Climate Action Agenda, a member of the Global Covenant for Mayors for Climate and Energy, and as of October 2020, the Chairman of the Resilient Cities Network.
In fact, as part of 100RC, the Rockefeller Foundation helps partner cities establish "Chief Resilience Officers" to implement the goals of the organization.
The Rockefeller Foundation is intertwined with the Gates Foundation as part of the COVID-19 operation. They are also working with the World Economic Forum on the CommonPass vaccination passport.
In February 2020, Turner and his team released the Resilient Houston report as part of the overall Resilient Cities Network. Resilient Houston includes 62 actions aligned with UN SDGs.
The report identified six themes,
Sustainability for Equity or Control?
At first glance, there is a tendency to solely acknowledge the benefits of the schemes proposed by these organizations:
...all claim that smart city technology will help usher in an era of sustainable and inclusive urban environments.
These organizations and the SDGs they seek to implement often speak of equity, and sound rather innocuous to the casual reader.
After all, creating more bike lanes and green spaces for people to relax outdoors sounds wonderful. Until you realize that the WEF Agenda 2030/Great Reset agenda involves limiting who can drive and who can fly.
The reality is that the UN and WEF are only paying lip service to protecting privacy and liberty.
For example, Port-au-Prince, Haiti is using cell-phone data records, combined with machine learning techniques, to identify the most common traffic patterns and flooding risks in order to better plan and protect the city's transport infrastructure going forward.
However, there is no discussion of what will happen to those phone records which have been collected and who has access to them and for how long.
Without proper protections, billions of people's personal data will be used to shape the technological world around them.
In truth, the push for smart cities, the UN SDGs, and the Great Reset is based in a deeper agenda to,
The true agenda of the WEF and the United Nations is to establish a global Technocratic State where alleged experts and technologists make decisions for the vast majority of the people in the name of saving the environment.