TORONTO — The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will continue its North American tour holding conferences on the future of cities with a visit to Toronto in June.
A recent media statement said the conferences are intended to gather thought-leaders in real estate, construction and property management to discuss such issues as rapid urbanization and resilience.
Locally based speakers combine with members of the touring panel such as Ryan Colker from the National Institute of Building Sciences, who presents findings and holds discussions on hazard mitigation, proposing such solutions as more stringent building codes, infrastructure projects and tech-enabled networks for resource-sharing during disasters, the statement explained.
The RICS Summit Series Americas 2018 tour stops in Toronto on June 4. Other cities on the tour include Houston, San Francisco, Miami, New York, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
RICS also hosts the World Built Environment Forum this month in London, England, intended to bring a global perspective to the discussion, said the statement. JB Straubel, co-founder of Tesla, will be a keynote speaker at the forum. For more information on the events, visit rics.org.