Launching Crossing the Threshold: A Catalyst for Sustainable Digitalisation in Real Estate

Polymer was thrilled to assist leading sustainability consultant Morphosis and global professional body RICS launch their ground-breaking research report into the sustainable digitalisation of real estate earlier this month.

‘Crossing the Threshold’ investigates the magnitude of the culminative mega-trends that are set to shape the future of our cities and real estate, including artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality and autonomous vehicles, blockchain, the internet of things and robotics.

A culmination of two years of research, ‘Crossing the Threshold’ offers guidelines pertaining to the responsible, ethical and sustainable integration of technology as it increasingly shapes every aspect of our lives. The report outlines the numerous benefits of digitalisation, while offering sustainable and ethical approaches to potential risks such as job automation, cyber security and electronic waste.

The industry-wide effects of technological innovation and ‘smart city’ integration was demonstrated by the representatives for the City of Sydney, The Ethics Centre and Laing O’Rourke attending the breakfast, along with major property developers and owners, key industry stakeholders and built environment leaders.