Commercial real estate: Vancouver needs to innovate and invest to become a ‘smart city’

April 21, 2017 9:42 am

the vancouver sun

To become a “smart city”, Vancouver’s planners and developers should be looking to innovative counterparts like Bristol, Barcelona and Chicago, which are tapping into the exponentially growing amount of data and the Internet of Things, says Nikolas Badminton, a futurist, author and teacher.

Badminton said commercial real estate players should also be paying close attention to urban innovation and technology, as cities like Vancouver become more densely populated and globally connected.

On April 11, Badminton — an Englishman who has lived in Vancouver for the past nine years — shared some of his thoughts on smart cities with commercial real estate stakeholders at the Vancouver Real Estate Forum.

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