Calling on the tech sector to help identify infrastructure investment strategy makes sense, the new president of the Urban Land Institute said this week.
Just four days into his new role, Aecom vice president Chris Choa has revealed that attracting interest and input from the tech sector is top of his to-do list as he embarks on his two-year tenure.
“Cities are powerful because they bring people together,” he said. “They are not a thing, they are a system. They are networks. And technology focusses on the power of networks and systems.
“Because the tech sector is so focused on this, they have a lot of strategy we can use when we plan infrastructure. We can use different ways of technology-enabled decision-making to decide where we invest first.
“Connectivity is destiny. There is no place that will grow that is not connected to other places that are growing. And there is no group that will be at a disadvantage by being connected to other groups that are connected.”