LandWey Investment Limited, one of the largest real estate firms in Nigeria, continues with its mission to build cities of the future.
In line with its commitment to combine technology and nature in its New Town Development projects, LandWey, in collaboration with the world-renowned university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT and the Lagos State Government, is ready to launch the Senseable Lagos Lab at Isimi Lagos. Technology Valley.
The world-class facility will be inaugurated with a groundbreaking ceremony at its designated location within Isimi Lagos, Epe on Thursday, December 15 presided over by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
The launch ceremony is part of the pipeline for Lagos Future City Week organized by LandWey in partnership with the Lagos State Government, and the Lagos State MIT SDG & Investment research initiative, Senseable City. Labs, aims to radicalize the way we study and understand cities globally. Through design and science, the lab hopes to develop and implement tools to anticipate and monitor change in urban cities like Lagos, Nigeria.
With more than 121 awards and 33,216 citations associated with the lab, its launch in Lagos is set to produce discoveries that will help achieve national sustainable development.
Commenting on the prospects for Senseable Lagos Lab, Olawale Ayilara, CEO of Oxygen Holdings, LandWey’s parent company, commented: “We have always put technology and innovation at the center of all our developments, so it is no surprise that we are proud to announce the launch of the Senseable Lagos Lab to be located within the Isimi Lagos Tech Valley. We look forward to this collaboration leading to innovations and breakthroughs to propel Lagos and Africa in general to the forefront of the global technology movement as we work towards our sustainability goals.”
MIT’s Senseable City Lab is affiliated with other world-renowned academic institutions such as the University of Tokyo, Weizmann Institute of Science, Autonomous University of the West, National Polytechnic Institute, Imperial College London, Università di Pisa, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the AMS Institute.
The research initiative is as fluid with industry partners as it is with metropolitan governments, individual citizens, and disadvantaged communities. This powerful addition to the Isimi Lagos Tech Valley helps LandWey actualize its vision of creating an ecosystem for stakeholders producing ideas, inventions and technological solutions that will alter the future of life through technology.
Isimi Lagos, the first green city powered by wellness technology, offers a serene space to both live and work, to its citizens and short- and long-term visitors. Located within the long stretches of green vegetation that make up Epe in Lagos, Isimi Lagos is a 300-hectare destination city for those who love a fusion of beautiful architecture, technology and nature. This makes it the perfect destination for the omnidisciplinary approach to research that the Senseable Lagos Lab will follow. Designers, planners, engineers, physicists, biologists, and social scientists, among others, now have a safe haven that fosters innovations and can change the way in which we live in the coming years.
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