RICSEditor of Modus
An experienced and award-winning magazine editor, Oliver has worked in the sectors of property, insurance, automotive and technology.
At Sunday Publishing, he has edited titles for a variety of high-profile clients, including Miller Homes, British Gas, Allianz and Toyota, as well as RICS.
Oliver Parsons, 04 Dec 2017
Rare-earth metals are found in everything from mobile phones to ground-breaking cancer treatments. The rise in demand is taking us to the seabed, where some of the greatest concentrations of rare-earth metals are to be found. But the stakes are high: deposits are hard to access, procedures are largely unproven at this scale and the capital required is huge – not to mention the environmental risks.
Oliver Parsons, 09 Nov 2017
With new technologies emerging and transforming working practices, it’s inevitable that the skills and aptitudes required by the industry will change. But the questions are… how, and when?
Oliver Parsons, 03 Nov 2017
Anyone nearing retirement today is likely to have seen some serious changes in the workplace. Computers (remember the days when ‘the’ office PC had to be booked in advance?) have made us responsible for our own admin. Partition walls have come crashing down as we move to open-plan workspaces. And email has turned the overflowing in-tray into the overflowing in-box.
Oliver Parsons, 27 Sep 2017
Meet the new, most important person in city hall: the Chief Risk Officer. Working across departments, these 'resilience tsars' bang heads together to learn about the particular threats that their city faces, and lead the development of a suitable resilience strategy.
Oliver Parsons, 25 Aug 2017
More than ever in this shrinking world, a country’s economic growth is dependent on strong airport infrastructure, so if they are to thrive, it’s vital that they plan and deliver airports that are fit for the future. But how can we build that infrastructure in time?
Oliver Parsons, 08 Aug 2017
We probably all think that we have a strong sense of right and wrong, but how does that change when we’re working in an environment where culture, leadership and competing priorities make moral decisions much harder? How does our judgement change?
Oliver Parsons, 03 Jul 2017
Oliver Parsons, 25 May 2017
The school where you and your children were educated has been at the heart of your community for 30 years. And now it’s been given two weeks to vacate the premises – because someone else is claiming that they own the land it stands on.
Oliver Parsons, 15 May 2017
The world’s cities are turning into megacities at lightning pace, putting pressure on living space and conditions, zoning and infrastructure. To avoid a dystopian urban nightmare, what forms of leadership do we need in cities and where will this leadership come from?
Oliver Parsons, 27 Apr 2017
Despite efforts to promote a less adversarial culture in construction, disputes are becoming more protracted. Last year’s Arcadis survey of global construction disputes shows they are taking longer to resolve – lasting an average of 13 months, compared to nine in 2010.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017