Senseable Lagos Lab, initiative of MIT Senseable City Lab, for launch at Isimi Lagos Tech Valley by Sanwo-Olu
LANDWEY, one of Nigeria’s foremost real estate firms, is still on its mission of building future cities. In line with its commitment to combine technology and nature in its New Town Development projects, LandWey in partnership with the world-renowned university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Lagos State Government, is set to launch the Senseable Lagos Lab in Isimi Lagos.
This world-class facility will be launched with a groundbreaking ceremony at its designated location within Isimi Lagos, Epe, on Thursday, December 15, presided by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
This launch ceremony is part of the lineup of activities for the Lagos Future City Week organised by Landwey in partnership with the Lagos State Government.
MIT’s research initiative, Senseable City Labs, aim to radicalise the way we study and understand cities globally. Through design and science, the lab hopes to develop and deploy tools to anticipate and monitor changes in urban cities just like Lagos, Nigeria. With over 121 awards and 33,216 citations associated with the lab, its launch in Lagos is set to produce discoveries that will help to achieve national sustainable development.
Commenting on the prospects of the Senseable Lagos Lab, Chief Executive Officer Oxygen Holdings, parent company of LandWey, Olawale Ayilara, remarked: “We have always placed technology and innovation at the core of all our developments, it is therefore 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 are hoping that this partnership will give rise to innovations and breakthroughs to propel Lagos and Africa at large to the forefront of the global technology movement as we work towards our sustainability goals.”
MITs Senseable City Lab is affiliated with other world-renowned academic institutions such as the University of Tokyo, Weizmann Institute of Science, Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Imperial College London, Università di Pisa, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, AMS Institute.
The research initiative is as fluent with industry partners as it is with metropolitan governments, individual citizens, and disadvantaged communities. This potent addition to Isimi Lagos Tech valley aids LandWey in actualising its vision of creating an eco-system for stakeholders who produce tech ideas, inventions, and solutions that will alter the future of living through technology.
Isimi Lagos, the first wellness technology-powered eco city offers a serene space for both living and working, long- and short-term to its citizens and 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 this remarkable laboratory characterised by its omni-disciplinary approach. Designers, planners, engineers, physicists, biologists, and social scientists amongst others now have a safe haven that encourages innovations that can reshape the way we live in the coming years.
The city, Isimi Lagos, also offers other residential and recreational facilities such as an amphitheatre, conservation parks, golf courses, recreational centre, Olympic-sized pools, farm shop, hiking paths, and a standard polo turf all amongst conserved forestry.