How exactly are companies and cities going to successfully finance dramatic upgrades of urban connectivity? When will the financial engineers develop the tools which, when used, result in smarter and more prosperous communities where efficiencies are realized; where multiple urban systems are integrated; and where the return on investment shows up in improved local economies?
On Feb 1st this blogger took a first look at that conundrum, as part of a panel at The Cities Summit, —convened by The City of Vancouver. A few weeks later, I joined another group of leaders assembled at the second annual Conference on Sustainable Real Estate of NYU Schack Institute’s Center for the Sustainable Built Environment, where not surprisingly, the topic came up again, at the conference’s conclusion. Read More »