Our mission is to help designers and civic leaders build the cities of tomorrow, today. Our “Future-Proofing” strategic consulting services help cities become smarter, more energy efficient, and economically competitive.
The technological foundations today’s “MESH” cities are built on improve their efficiency. At the same time the Internet of Everything’s wireless feedback and information management systems make big cities responsive to real-time, individual needs. The 21st Century city is dynamic.
Robert Ouellette, the founder of MESH Cities, would like to thank the many designers, architects, engineers, artists, and users of MESH Cities. You are improving our world.
In October 2013 Ouellette received the My Cities My Brand “Founder’s Award” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was a panelist and speaker at Vancouver’s Globe2012. He advised global leaders on the financial and social benefits of smart building retrofits at Think Green Global Forum in Nanjing, China. In 2009 while working with Dr. Ron Dembo, he directed the zeroprize international building reskinning competition done in partnership with the World Urban Forum. In 2006, he spoke at the U.N. New York’s Sustainable Cities conference. The National Post nominated Robert for a National Newspaper Award, Canada’s Pulitzer. A recipient of the City of Toronto’s Urban Design Award, he is the former Director of the University of Toronto’s Information Technology Design Centre. A Gold Medalist in Architecture, he also holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and is a member of the Information Architects Institute.