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“Sidewalk Toronto” — An ‘internet city’ to make Toronto the global hub for urban innovation

by Drew Meyers on 9:30 am October 20, 2017

BREAKING: @SidewalkLabs + @WaterfrontTO announce #SidewalkTO, a partnership to create new kinds of neighbourhoods on Toronto’s waterfront pic.twitter.com/728w90qIzX — Sidewalk Toronto (@SidewalkToronto) October 17, 2017 800 acres of waterfront in Toronto being developed by Sidewalk Labs (subsidiary of Alphabet) as an internet smart city. Over $1 billion in funding. Accelerating urban innovation. Sidewalk Toronto is a joint effort by Waterfront Toronto and Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to create a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront, beginning with the creation of Quayside. Sidewalk … Read More »

The Smart Cities Movement Is Reshaping Commercial Real Estate

by Jack Kaufman on 1:35 pm June 22, 2017

An example of smart city tech.

In 2014, 54% of the world’s population lived in cities. A UN report predicted that 66% of people in the world will live in cities by 2050. As cities grow at a rapid pace, they face an increasing number of problems. For instance, cities like New York City, Los Angeles, and Austin deal with large amounts of traffic-fueled congestion. Other urban areas experience high levels of pollution and waste that grows in line with an ever-increasing population. The speedy population growth in places like San Francisco … Read More »

Geek Build 2012 IDX Review #2 – Real Geeks

by Paul Coffman on 6:00 am March 23, 2012

My interaction with IDX solutions has been an ongoing process for almost 20 years as a Real Estate company owner and as a Web Designer/SEO expert.  To clarify up front, I am not employed by Real Geeks nor by any other IDX company. I was an active Broker in Charge of my own Real Estate firm on the coast of North Carolina for 16 years. My firm acted as an Exclusive Buyer’s Agency, and therefore we had no listings, no inventory and no way to … Read More »

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