According to this article, “A few years ago a global milestone was reached.  More than 50% of the global population now lives in an urban environment.  The city has finally become the dominant place to live.  Given the changing environment and increasing technology, the city has begun to dramatically change in the past 5-10 years.  And it will continue to evolve and change at an increasingly faster pace.”

“…As builders and/or occupants of the environment we are just the current Stewards of the city.  The city is a dynamic environment which will continue to evolve overtime based upon its changing needs.  We should make sure that when we design and develop the urban environments it is with that long-term sustainability in mind.”

Read the full text of the article Sustainable Cities: Going Beyond Smart Cities for an interesting look at the impact of sustainability and technology on our environments.  This has implications for our profession and management of the corporate real estate within the city.

If you want to learn more about sustainability, workplace trends and CRE technology today, sign up for one of the following seminars:

Implementing Workplace Strategies (MCR Elective / MCR.w Required / SLCR)
June 12 – 13, 2017
Toronto, ON CA

CRE Technology: Structure & Strategies (MCR Elective SLCR)
July 19 – 20, 2017
New York, NY US

Developing Workplace & Mobility Strategies (MCR Elective / MCR.w Required / SLCR)
September 7 – 8, 2017
Denver, CO US

Implementing Workplace Strategies (MCR Elective / MCR.w Required / SLCR)
September 19 – 20, 2017
Irvine, CA US

CRE Technology: Structure & Strategies (MCR Elective)
November 4 – 5, 2017
Seattle, WA US

CRE Technology: Structures & Strategies (MCR Elective)
December 1 – 2, 2017
Singapore, SG

CRE Technology: Structure and Strategies (MCR Elective)
December 12 – 13, 2017
Amsterdam, NL