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New ULI president Chris Choa puts focus on connectivity

Chris Choa, UK president of the Urban Land Institute, explains why tech is the future of urban development and design

“Connectivity is destiny.” It sounds more like the tagline of an epic Hollywood film trailer than the mantra of the Urban Land Institute’s new UK president.

But when that president is a global cities expert with ambitions to get the tech sector on side within the first few months of his two-year tenure, it starts to make sense. Not least because he is right. Connectivity, or rather technological advancement, is the future. And urban development won’t get far without it.

“There is no place that will grow that is not connected to other places that are growing,” says Aecom’s head of cities division Chris…

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