Location Location Connectivity
'LOCATION LOCATION CONNECTIVITY' is an authoritative and visionary book about the convergence of next-generation Real Estate, Infrastructure, technology, and regional Economic Development. Many books on technology and its strategic direction are written by by-standers. Carlini is no by-stander. His pragmatic perspective is based on decades of working with high-tech real estate, mission critical applications, and applying cutting-edge technology to the enterprise (both private sector and public sector buildings).
The book is a practitioner's strategic perspective on Smart Cities, Mission Critical Infrastructures and the platforms for commerce needed to provide regional sustainability within a 21st century global marketplace.
In the United States and other countries, there is a multi-level government concern for regional sustainability and job growth. Commercial real estate development, master planning, applying technology, network engineering, and power grids as well as marketing strategies, must adapt in order to fit the dynamic demands of organizations dealing with the global economy.
This has created a need for new unity in community development, construction, collaboration and coordination between municipalities, counties, economic development commissions and the developers of business and industrial parks.
Traditional concepts, development approaches, metrics and rules-of-thumb must be updated in order to support strategic, multi-disciplinary approaches for sustaining commercial enterprises engaged in global competition using mission critical applications.
Infrastructure has been the Platform for Commerce supporting economic development for over 5,000 years. The framework of eight layers of infrastructure was initially defined in a whitepaper written for and presented to the US Department of Homeland Security entitled, “Intelligent Infrastructure” and was later adopted and referred to by the US ARMY Corps of Engineers in their Handbook, “Infrastructure and the Operational Art”(2014) and its 2016 publication of “Infrastructure in Subpopulations”.
Anyone in government concerned with Smart Cities, Smart Grids and regional economic development, creating jobs and expanding trade routes (both real and virtual) must understand the history, structure, and current and future applications of this framework as trade routes have become electronic.
Broadband connectivity is the latest layer of critical infrastructure. Having this single layer providing an intelligent amenity to a commercial building or campus can eliminate 90% of the competition in most real estate markets. Intelligent Business Campuses (IBCs) and Intelligent Industrial Parks (IIPs) are being built today. All these concepts are included and discussed in detail.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Carlini, MBA, is author of LOCATION LOCATION CONNECTIVITY, Next-Generation Real Estate, Intelligent Infrastructure, Technology, and the global Platform for Commerce (Published 2014) As President of Carlini & Associates, since 1986, he is also a visionary and strategist for mission critical networks, technology, and intelligent infrastructure.
He is also a former practice area Director for Arthur Young (now, Ernst & Young) and former award-winning adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University in both Executive Masters and undergraduate programs (1986-2006) developing and teaching courses in technology management, Team Dynamics, Six Sigma, Network Security, and international applications of technology. He is also an expert witness in Civil and Federal courts on Mission Critical Networks and Infrastructure.
His original “Platform for Commerce” definition of infrastructure and its impact on economic growth was written in a 2009 whitepaper for the US Department of Homeland Security entitled, “Intelligent Infrastructure” and was later adopted and referred to in the US ARMY Corps of Engineers’ Handbook, “Infrastructure and the Operational Art” (2014) and its 2016 publication of Infrastructure in Subpopulations.
Carlini wrote columns for several trade publications including Electrical Contractor, Cabling Business Magazine, and whitepapers for the National Military Intelligence Foundation’s American Intelligence Journal.