The World Green Growth Organization Announces the Smart Cities Committee
LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK – The World Green Growth Organization is excited to reveal the Smart Cities Committee, which will foster discussion and action aimed at creating smart, sustainable urban areas. As part of the WGGO’s mission, the Smart Cities Committee will advocate for innovation and sustainable practices that enhance quality of life.
According to the United Nations (2018), more than 50% of the global population lives in cities, and that number is expected to rise. Urban areas are engines of economic activity and innovation, but also account for the majority of harmful greenhouse gas emissions and resource use. Additionally, the COVID-19 Pandemic highlighted the challenges faced in dense urban areas. The WGGO seeks to address these challenges through the Smart Cities Committee.
The Smart Cities Committee will be led by Dr. Scyller Borglum, who serves as Vice President, Underground Storage Energy National Business Line at WSP USA. Dr. Scyller Borglum brings valuable experience from her successful background in a variety of fields, including but not limited to geological engineering, politics, and business strategy. Members will meet to discuss various topics related to creating smart cities and develop programs to create meaningful change.
Below is the list of members for the Smart Cities Committee:
- Scyller Borglum, Chair
- Jerry Silva, Co-Chair
- Kevin Frost, Vice Chair
- Marco Avila, Member
- Manuel Rosales, Member
About the World Green Growth Organization
The World Green Growth Organization (WGGO) is a non-profit based out of Long Island, New York City. The WGGO’s mission is to work together with the public and private sector toward economic improvements, serve disadvantaged communities, and create employment opportunities while protecting the environment and public health.