Smart Cities Success: Connecting People, Proptech and Real Estate

What is real estate’s role in realising the Smart Cities promise?

With the ongoing process of urbanisation, the potential of smart cities has captured the imagination of governments and businesses worldwide.

Cities across the world are racing to implement new solutions and investing billions to adopt new technologies that promise to make urban life more connected, efficient and sustainable. 

But what is the smart cities experience for the people who inhabit them? Are government and corporate investments in these solutions paying off? Has the smart city concept finally evolved from buzzword to reality?

Our latest report aims to answer these important questions. It looks behind the hype to understand the reality of what it means to live, work, play and invest in a smart city. It also reveals the pivotal role real estate plays, and that proptech – the convergence of property and technology – will be key to powering the cities of tomorrow.

Key themes

  • A meaningful definition of smart cities for governments, businesses and citizens
  • The eight ways real estate will deliver on the smart cities promise
  • The issues preventing smart cities from reaching their full potential
  • Identifying smart cities opportunities in Asia Pacific for real estate investors and corporate occupiers 


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