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Innovate Now to Make Your BillionUncategorized

Innovate Now to Make Your Billion

Billionaire Jimmy Pattison, now in his eighties, has simple advice for anyone trying to make it big: Embrace innovation, or be left behind.  The sage advice came from Pattison three years ago in an interview with The Globe and Mail: “When I first started you could adapt fairly reasonably in…

At a Turning Point: Mid-Sized Cities in Ontario ~ EvergreenCities

At a Turning Point: Mid-Sized Cities in Ontario ~ Evergreen

By Jo Flatt When we think about city-building, it’s the so-called “global cities” that come to mind – Toronto, New York, Paris, Tokyo. But it’s time we talk about mid-sized cities. A look at urban dynamics across Ontario’s urban areas reveals the potential for mid-sized cities and suggests a critical…

The Race to Build the FutureFuture of Infrastructure

The Race to Build the Future

There’s a virtual race on to see which American city will be the first to officially roll out a driverless vehicle on public roads. Among the contenders so far: Las Vegas, Nevada and Arlington, Texas. Las Vegas was quick out the blocks on January 11 with its testing of an…

With Many Believing Life in The City is in Decline, Americans Want More InfrastructureCities

With Many Believing Life in The City is in Decline, Americans Want More Infrastructure

Washington, DC — In a country that often seems distressingly polarized, Americans are united around one thing: They are eager for the federal government to renew the infrastructure that makes the nation and its cities work. More than 90 percent of Americans want the federal government to invest in building…

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Need $500 Million To Build Your City?Cities

Need $500 Million To Build Your City?

Here’s A City That Did. One of the major themes at each edition of CityAge is finding the dollars to build. We invite private and public sector leaders to look at the stunning accomplishment of the City of Long Beach, California. Five years ago, Long Beach was facing a major…

A Data Economy Needs Digital InfrastructureThe Data Effect

A Data Economy Needs Digital Infrastructure

For Canada to remain a world leader in the digital age — and retain and attract key talent — a growing group of experts say we need to have a national infrastructure of supercomputers, linked to each other and global networks. Compute Canada, which is trying to make that vision…

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Faces Labor ShortageCities

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Faces Labor Shortage

Fort Lauderdale, FL — President Donald Trump’s trillion-dollar infrastructure plan is certainly, as he might say, huge. But it faces a significant challenge — the people to do the building. New River Investments portfolio manager and Bloomberg View columnist Conor Sen spoke to the CityAge Florida conference about the consequences…

The Populist Agenda Disrupts Infrastructure Markets: KPMGFuture of Infrastructure

The Populist Agenda Disrupts Infrastructure Markets: KPMG

The underlying political and social current has shifted towards more populist agendas pushing infrastructure onto centre stage. For more information: contact Gary Webster and Stephen Beatty, KPMG Infrastructure Canada At the start of 2016, we predicted that political and social uncertainty would rise. Having witnessed Brexit, the recent US election results,…

Don’t Have Public Transit? Then Go Straight to Driverless BusesFuture of Infrastructure

Don’t Have Public Transit? Then Go Straight to Driverless Buses

What do you do when companies bypass your city of 390,000 people partly because it lacks a public transit system? You can try to catch up? Or you can be like Arlington, Texas. It wants to be the first American city with functioning self-driving cars, and it is ramping up…

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Why CityAge is headed to Hamilton this May

Why CityAge is headed to Hamilton this May

A new kind of city is being built across Canada and the United States. Places once defined by a single…

CityAge to Look at Building the Resilient American City in Florida Next Week

CityAge to Look at Building the Resilient American City in Florida Next Week

CityAge: Florida CityAge Looks at How to Build the Resilient American City in Florida The Riverside Hotel, Fort Lauderdale ~…

Our gloomy self-driving future

Our gloomy self-driving future

The venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz recently posted a presentation on the state of self-driving cars. Their predictions are made in exactly the spirit you’d…

$69 Billion in Florida Property Vulnerable to Sea-level Rise

$69 Billion in Florida Property Vulnerable to Sea-level Rise

Sea-level rise has emerged as a major threat to Miami, and other coastal cities, that can no longer be ignored.…

Will Florida Lead Trump’s P3 Revolution?

Will Florida Lead Trump’s P3 Revolution?

President Donald Trump has said he intends to spend more than $500 billion, possibly even as much as $1 trillion, restoring…

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