An impassioned architect, urbanist, and entrepreneur, Michael Jansen studied architecture at Yale and Cambridge and has founded and led high-growth companies in the U.S. and Asia for more than two decades. He became CEO at Cityzenith in 2010 and began a personal mission to revolutionize use of data to transform the global built environment. He has been featured by CNN, CNBC, the BBC, plus other world-wide media, and received several awards for his work, including a ‘40 Under 40’ accolade from highly respected industry publication, Building Design + Construction. In 2014, Michael was honored as a ‘World Cities Summit Young Leader’ in Singapore for his life-long contribution to improving sustainability and the quality of city life and, in 2019, received a Chicago Innovation Award for Cityzenith’s ground-breaking work in the Digital Twin arena. A husband and father of three, Michael speaks Chinese and Hindi, has travelled to more than 90 countries, swims a lot, and plays the guitar.View the profile
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Michael Jansen, CEO at Cityzenith LLC, share his vision on climate change impact, migration of people into cities, and the industrial revolution, carbon neutrality, and energy transformation, new trends and sustainability standards, and developing new thinking to protect our planet.
04:26 Carbon neutrality
07:20 Question is not IF but WHEN
10:20 Digital transaction
11:52 Orlando SED
14:20 Clean cities
Good afternoon. I'm Michael Jansen Founder and CEO of Cityzenith. It's a pleasure to be speaking and in sponsoring the CREtech Sustainability Summit this year. Thank you to Michael Beckerman, Richard Wells, and the whole CREtech Team who helped us prepare for this event as well. Those two are Co-sponsors at Ernst & Young and JLL I also want to thank my co-panelist from the breakout session. Mr. Tom Shircliff Managing Director of Intelligent Buildings. And one of the country's leading smart and Sustainable Building experts. Mr. Simon Evans Global Director of the Digital Energy Practice
at Arup in London a world-leading engineering firm focusing on sustainable design. Mr. Simon Evans is followed by Mr. Stan Lew President of the prestigious RMW Architects in San Francisco and National Board Member of the district 2030 Network a program designed to help building owners in major American cities significantly reduce their carbon footprint. By 2030 in the breakout sessions for the urgency of developing and implementing strategies that would assist building owners in cities to reduce their carbon footprint zero in ways that made sense if you weren't able
to attend please to request access to recording at that session. I'll get right into it. The world is at a Tipping Point. Climate change is gathering the pace. The atmosphere is heating up. Ice caps are melting into the Seas sea levels are rising dependence on fossil fuels is the problem. We know that and the biggest factor here is indeed our city's I'm sure you've heard all this before
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