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Evergreen and Cisco collaborate on technology showcase for sustainable cities

Toronto-based Evergreen and Cisco Systems Canada Co. have announced a collaborative relationship to explore innovations in urban sustainability. The effort with Cisco is the latest in what Evergreen describes as its ongoing initiative to help...


June 28, 2012  


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Toronto-based Evergreen and Cisco Systems Canada Co. have announced a collaborative relationship to explore innovations in urban sustainability. The effort with Cisco is the latest in what Evergreen describes as its ongoing initiative to help transform communities and cities to make them more livable, economically competitive and sustainable.

“To confront the key challenges of the 21st century, we must build clean, smart and sustainable cities,” said Nitin Kawale, president of Cisco Canada.

“Technology innovation can be a key driver of sustainability, and our ambition with Evergreen is to showcase technologies, to Canada and the global community, that will help drive new and sustainable ways of living.”

Principal areas of collaboration will include:

  • Newly established Cisco Innovation Centre to connect leading innovators, city builders and researchers to explore, develop and implement sustainability practices.
  • Evergreen will serve as a living lab to showcase new innovations in the field of Smart+Connected Communities.
  • A “dashboard,” enabled by Cisco’s digital signage technology, will allow visitors to see the sustainable water, conservation and renewal energy features of Evergreen, in real time.

Further information on Evergreen is available at www.evergreen.ca