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  • Data & technology: A new way of managing property
    Property technology

    Data & technology: A new way of managing property

    Technology moves fast – but the property industry does not. This is the essential paradox at the heart of PropTech. While technology has proved a disruptive force in other industries from music making to taxi hailing, the property industry’s insistence on long leases is not what occupiers want.

  • MIPIM, day three: Technology is shaping the market
    Property technology

    MIPIM, day three: Technology is shaping the market

    “Technology provides huge opportunities for professionals if it is appropriately used and embraced.” This was one of the views that came out of a fascinating panel discussion on the third day of MIPIM.

  • Opportunity driven by technology
    Property technology

    Opportunity driven by technology

    “Technology and the availability of data is changing property investment.” This was the unanimous view of a panel made up of thought leaders on our stand at MIPIM.

  • WBEF day one: Creating liveable cities in uncertain times
    Infrastructure

    WBEF day one: Creating liveable cities in uncertain times

    Is the world on the brink of a new economic era, prompted by historically high levels of populism and wealth disparity? Is the global economy locked into low growth, while carrying risks from a strong dollar, rising interest rates and currency volatility? And how will we cope as productivity fails to keep pace with a shrinking working age population in the developed economies? These were just some of the globally significant challenges put to 700 participants on the first day of the Annual Summit of the World Built Environment Forum in Shanghai.

  • Valuers and investors: how is data and technology affecting you?
    Property technology

    Valuers and investors: how is data and technology affecting you?

    Data and technology is changing the way professionals carry out their roles and is impacting on the sector at large. This includes implications for valuers and investors, changing the way that property valuations are carried out and informing business decisions on property investment.

  • A focus on smart cities at Capturing Reality Conference
    Geomatics

    A focus on smart cities at Capturing Reality Conference

    The Capturing Reality Forum will be supported by an exhibition of 40 stands displaying the world’s leading manufacturers, software developers and service providers of 3D imaging, laser scanning and LiDAR products. And at this year's event we will be focussing on issues around smart cities.

  • Building information modelling – a culture for success
    Property technology

    Building information modelling – a culture for success

    Technology presents major opportunities for improving project performance but it will have little impact without the buy-in of people and project teams, argues Anna Thompson from Turner & Townsend.

  • Hudson Yards: Rewriting New York's West Side Story
    Planning & development

    Hudson Yards: Rewriting New York's West Side Story

    New York is one of the smartest and most visited cities in the world. Therefore, to build a new area from scratch on an old rail yard in west Manhattan which rivals places like Madison Avenue, Times Square and Central Park as places to live, work and play might seem a crazy ambition.

  • Data and tech companies: make a TAP commitment
    Property technology

    Data and tech companies: make a TAP commitment

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Tech Affiliate Program, which gives companies the chance to build a professional profile and receive annual benefits while helping to increase awareness of the impact technology has on the industry.

  • When smart cities meet heritage preservation
    Planning & development

    When smart cities meet heritage preservation

    As part of its smart city programme, China has created 400 smart cities and 20 “national smart city pilots”. The Chinese government reports on the status of the programme in annual white papers, however, these have shown that progress has slowed due to the absence of an overarching planning process and multiple, inconsistent standards.