What is your most surprising prediction about cities and sustainability?
Consider what our cities looked like just 100 years ago, then go back 500 – and relatively to today, not much has changed. Going forward we are going to see change at unprecedented speed, which will bring cities, building and its habitants to life in ways I think we can’t even imagine.
Who is the person who has most influenced the way you think about cities and technology?
Oxford Professor Andrew Baum, definitely elucidated something to me in terms of crystalizing my own view. I think in terms of appreciated change, think of what Brian Chesky, has done at airbnb. Not merely has he transformed an industry down to the very core of its asset owners, Airbnb has managed to alter the way we travel and interact for good. People make cities, and the more diversity and more fluidity a city is thrusting into adapting, the more it will rely on technologies to manage it. Effectively, that goes for every single business that serves to cities.
What 2-3 books / podcasts would you recommend?
In terms of the topic at hand…
1. Proptech Denmark Podcast– obviously 😉
2. Rethinking Real Estate by Dror Poleg – Holistic Real Estate
3. PropTech 101: Turning Chaos Into Cash Through Real Estate Innovation by Aaron Block & Zach Aarons – Basics of the paradigm shift.
Where’s the best place for new ideas?
Who inspires you?
My Wife and Daughter
What is your call to action?
Shock & Awe!
What [career] advice would you give to your younger self?
Trust yourself and trust the process.
What are the skills we’ll need in 10 years?
Anything tech, tech and more tech… But equally people, people and even more people.
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