September 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm CDT$249 – $499
Toronto’s real estate and technology conference.
About this Event
Some 55% of people worldwide now live in cities, up from 30% in 1950. This is expected to grow to over 65% of world population by 2050.
Toronto specifically could be home to over 4-million residents by 2050, up from 2.8-million this year.
This secular trend toward urban living is being driven by the opportunities provided in dense agglomerations. Cities are primarily labour markets: the larger the market, the more opportunity there is to specialize and trade.
In his 2018 book “Scale”, physicist Geoffrey West writes that, “the larger the city, the more innovative ‘social capital’ is created, and consequently, the more the average citizen owns, produces, and consumes, whether it’s goods, resources, or ideas.”
To achieve the scale required to support these growing populations, citybuilders will need to make greater use of technology. Technology at its essence is the ability to do more with less.
Recently, subsegments of the technology industry have emerged to address this growing need. These include proptech, contech, archtech, and urbantech, and all point to a growing realization among technologists that cities are the next great frontier.
Skyline exists to showcase the products and services being developed by technologists for the benefit of our real estate industry, and to push both sectors to think bigger, aim higher, and collaborate on solving the big problems that will need to be solved to build the city of the future.