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To modernize Canada’s public infrastructure – every bridge needs a switch

Public infrastructure is a key driver of a nation’s success, particularly for a prosperous economy like Canada. Infrastructure plays an essential role in supporting global economic competitiveness (trade corridors), safety and security (borders), public health (water, housing), environmental protection (clean … Continue reading

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Cleantech and IT Go Hand in Hand

Last month, I participated in a panel discussion at Cleantech North on partnering for the establishment and growth of Cleantech applications and investments. Truth to be told: I’m no expert in Cleantech – but am certainly aware of its importance for … Continue reading

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Accelerating Sustainability with CIRS

Yesterday was the official opening of the Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The CIRS building is one of the most innovative high performance facilities in North America that will embody green … Continue reading

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Another Great Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting…Opportunity Galore

For the past three years Cisco has been a supporter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and has actively participated in most of their National events and forums. ULI’s latest  Fall  Meeting and Urban Land Expo with more than 6,000 … Continue reading

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Start Innovating : The Platform Is In Place.

We have all heard of “cloud services” and the tremendous business shifts this will cause in the marketplace. I am not quite sure if its impact is yet understood in the real estate and construction industry. Naturally, the infrastructure for … Continue reading

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Changing Life’s Experiences

We are walking into the Rêve, one of Tridel’s latest developments on King West in Toronto. This 14-storey residential building is one of the most advanced, enabled, and green communities in town. As we walk in, we are greeted by … Continue reading

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Convergence At Its Best

Today , the first employees of PWC will take possession of the first two floors of their new showcase property in downtown Toronto: PWC Tower @ 18 York. When they will walk into their offices, they will not find a … Continue reading

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Killing Progress with Financial ROI’s (and Spreadsheets)

If I received a buck for each time that someone asked me: “Show me the ROI?” – I’d be rich by now. If by “ROI” one would mean “holistic economic sustainability” then it wouldn’t be all that bad. Unfortunately, more … Continue reading

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Agents of Change

Canadian Construction Leaders meet with John Chambers on Productivity, Innovation, Opportunity, and Transformation. There is no doubt we all agree on the uncertainties in life: economic struggles, political instability, environmental challenges, rapid technology advancement, quality of healthcare and education, urbanization, … Continue reading

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