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4 Ways to Make a City More Walkable

by Drew Meyers on 10:00 am March 6, 2017

I think it’s inevitable many cities will become more walkable than they are today. Here’s a Ted talk by Jeff Speck I watched this weekend that will give you some ideas on how that’s being done…

Reimaging the City as a Digital Platform

by Drew Meyers on 2:00 pm February 13, 2017

The future of cities is a topic that fascinates me. I watched a presentation by two team members of Sidewalk Labs about Reimaging the city as a digital platform. It touched on where they see the future of cities are headed. Among topics such as self driving cars, they touched on 5 primary physical identifiers that cities are composed of — path (sidewalk, road), edge (train tracks), node (train station), district (neighborhoods), and landmarks (Central Park, Space Needle, Eiffel Tower, etc) — and their digital equivalents. If you’re as … Read More »

Real Estate Brokerages/Franchises…and Innovation?

by Drew Meyers on 9:00 am January 11, 2017

I read Patrick Sisson’s piece on Curbed, Can cities create innovation hubs that work for the entire economy? The future of cities is a topic that intrigues me, and believe innovation hubs are part of that (for some cities). Durham seems to be proving that. Innovation hubs are fundamentally about community. Those that succeed in real estate, are in the business of building community. Why aren’t brokerages / franchises investing in local innovation labs?

The Future of Cities

by Drew Meyers on 10:19 am December 12, 2016

You may know the future of cities is a topic of interest to me. I found Oscar Boyson‘s Future of Cities video on Youtube this morning, it’s worth watching for those compelled to learn more about the topic.

A Continuation of the The Future of Cities Dialogue

by Drew Meyers on 9:47 pm October 26, 2016

I brought up the Future of Cities topic back in July as a result of attending the Unlikely Allies summit in Seattle (at Impact Hub). I happened to speak to two people who work for Microsoft’s Civic Tech team today, and came across an announcement by YC’s New Cities initiative caught my attention yesterday, the fact that Ben Huh joined the team. (Ben is a well known entrepreneur from Seattle where I live). You should read Adora Cheung’s post in June here for some context on … Read More »

For Seattlites: The Future of Cities / Unlikely Allies

by Drew Meyers on 2:27 pm July 1, 2016

I know this is insanely last minute, especially given this is a holiday weekend — but I wanted to share an event called Unlikely Allies next week (July 5 and 6) being hosted by Impact Hub Seattle (a co-working network I belong to): Unlikely Allies is a two day festival that takes place in a new city each year bringing together global and local thought leaders, changemakers, inspired citizens and their unlikely allies: the hackers, artists, policy makers, activists, corporate innovators and designers needed to make … Read More »

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