SYNOPSIS: This event will engage people in the conversation around urban infrastructure and how innovation can achieve new standards of sustainability, affordability, mobility, and economic opportunity. Dan Doctoroff will address the opportunities and challenges inherent in urban development, encompassing investments in both local infrastructure and real estate. The team at Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is piloting new ideas that will help drive urban growth using digital advances in technology and innovative problem solving. One of these projects, Sidewalk Toronto, is in Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront in collaboration with Waterfront Toronto and the local community. Sidewalk Toronto is expected to represent North America’s largest example of the smart city and would further advance Toronto’s reputation as a growing hub for innovation. RAMA provides mentorship and education to students in all aspects of asset management including private equity, portfolio management, fixed income, and equity research at the Rotman School of Management. Sidewalk Labs is an Alphabet company that helps cities tackle their challenges regarding infrastructure, cost of living, efficient transportation and energy use by means of advanced digital technology. Waterfront Toronto is controlled by city, provincial and federal governments to transform Toronto’s waterfront using innovative approaches to sustainable development and urban design.
“DRESS CODE”: business dress
CO-HOSTS: Richard Blundell, Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence, Rotman and Rotman Asset Management Association (RAMA)
QUESTIONS: Rotman Asset Management Association, RAMA@Rotman.Utoronto.ca