Ground Up Ideas // February 4, 2022




Let's talk about the Metaverse.

Even without a headset, we’re all about to see the impacts of the Metaverse in our everyday lives: in our cities, buildings, communities, and climate. This new digital frontier may seem like an ethereal, sometimes hypothetical concept, but in reality, our built environment will morph and evolve around it. What are the implications? And how can we positively impact the reverberations of the Metaverse on our surroundings?

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M U S T - R E A D S

Designing a forward-looking parking lot today for a future with fewer cars? // Propmodo

Research: How entrepreneurship can revitalize local communities // Harvard Business Review


One lawyer suggests a "human genome project" of zoning // Bloomberg CityLabs


The gas station of the future will have treadmills, gardens, and solar panels—but no gas // FastCompany

A Pedestrian Bridge in Texas Expresses the Idea of Community In Its Design // Metropolis

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I D E A S P O T L I G H T _ Fifth Wall



Founded in 2016, Fifth Wall has become the largest venture capital firm focused on technology-driven innovation for the global real estate industry--otherwise known as Proptech. Beyond simply investing in built-world startups, Fifth Wall has created a new model to connect many of the world's largest owners and operators of real estate with entrepreneurs. Their groundbreaking world has pushed the often analog world of real estate into a new digital horizon.

Website // Podcast // Instagram



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I N S T A G R A M S P O T L I G H T _ @bishopartsdistrict




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