RICSEditor, Land Journal
Mike edits the Land Journal. Previously, he worked for 25 years on national newspapers as a reporter and on news desks and was Science and Environment editor of the Daily Mirror.
Mike Swain, 16 May 2018
Ash dieback disease hit the headlines in 2012 with predictions of devastation, but then seemed to be forgotten. Yet in the intervening years it has continued to spread and is now threatening millions of trees across the UK.
Mike Swain, 20 Mar 2018
The housing crisis has moved up the political agenda recently, and featured prominently at this year’s Ecobuild conference.
Mike Swain, 09 Jan 2018
The UK faces some significant challenges over the next decade sourcing its energy and maintaining security of supply.
Mike Swain, 23 Oct 2017
There is a revolution going on in the development and application of satellite technology, and much of it is highly relevant to surveyors.
Mike Swain, 13 Jul 2017
The notion of selling nature seems, at first, to be rather uncouth. You might wonder what a romantic poet such as Wordsworth would have made of it.
Mike Swain, 16 May 2017
Bitcoin has been in the news as the currency of choice for hackers whose ransomware has infiltrated computer systems around the world.
Mike Swain, 12 Apr 2017
It may be hard to believe at the moment, but there is more to life than Brexit — as, I hope, this issue of Land Journal demonstrates.
Mike Swain, 16 Feb 2017
Our lead article by the eminent Stig Enemark — well-known to many of you — is entitled “Supporting the 2030 global agenda”, and examines the need for sound land governance and administration as well as the importance of land issues in the Sustainable Development Goals.
Mike Swain, 21 Nov 2016
Where is the largest concentration of leopards in the world? The answer is Mumbai, India.
Mike Swain, 12 Sep 2016
There’s a strong technological theme to this issue, though this is not deliberate. Rather, it is a reflection of how technology is affecting so many aspects of surveying, leading to new ways of looking at and shaping the world.
© RICS 2018
© RICS 2018