15 Sep 20

Property Webinar: Smart cities – A reality for SA?

Smart Cities around the world have helped eliminate traffic congestion, improve energy consumption and the environment, provide a competitive edge over other cities, define a new quality of life and pioneer green designs.


Our international panel talk through the smart solutions taking place in the property market, and assess how much of this can be achievable within a South African context. We have discussed 3 key sustainability pillars, namely social, environmental and economic.


Questions from the webinar:

What are the components that define a Smart City and how do residents’ benefit from such a concept?

In terms of Net Zero Carbon Developments – Is this currently being achieved in SA?

Could we see Net Zero Carbon living happening throughout entire mixed-use developments in SA in future?


Panel includes:

Samuel de Gersigny, General Manager – Moka Smart City Mauritius

Steve Brooks, CEO – Balwin Properties

Karim El-Jisr, Chief Sustainability Officer – The Sustainable City, Dubai (UAE)

Charles Thompson, Director – Devmco Group

Lucas Uys, Managing Director – Uys and White Landscape Architects

Georgina Smit, Head of Sector Development and Market Transformation – Green Building Council of South Africa

Hosted by Stefan Botha, Director of Rainmaker Marketing


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