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More on the Future of Cities

More on the Future of Cities

As you know, Fifth Wall’s portfolio event was last week in Venice. There were three panels held at their office, each covering a category Fifth Wall has made big bets on (the majority of panelists were from portfolio companies): Future of Cities Real Estate-as-a-Service Fintech and…

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Another Entrant to “Smart Cities” = Bill Gates

Another Entrant to “Smart Cities” = Bill Gates

  Toronto was put on the “smart city” map by Google. Now, Bill Gates’ investment firm (Belmont Partners) is putting “Belmont Arizona” on the map with $80 million to purchase 25,000 acres. (via cnbc.com) If you don’t know where “Belmont” is, not to worry. The city…

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The Smart Cities Movement Is Reshaping Commercial Real Estate

The Smart Cities Movement Is Reshaping Commercial Real Estate

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…

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4 Ways to Make a City More Walkable

4 Ways to Make a City More Walkable

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…

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Reimaging the City as a Digital Platform

Reimaging the City as a Digital Platform

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…

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Real Estate Brokerages/Franchises…and Innovation?

Real Estate Brokerages/Franchises…and Innovation?

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….

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The Future of Cities

The Future of Cities

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.

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A Continuation of the The Future of Cities Dialogue

A Continuation of the The Future of Cities Dialogue

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…

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For Seattlites: The Future of Cities / Unlikely Allies

For Seattlites: The Future of Cities / Unlikely Allies

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…

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