The ways our public spaces are used, managed and planned have a massive influence on the factors that make a city a successful place in which to live and work. So, for this edition of Modus, we're switching our focus from the buildings and structures that shape our cities, to the spaces around them.
With the rise of privately-owned public spaces (POPS), we ask what constitutes public space and should we be less concerned about who owns what, and more about how it should be managed?
Also on the subject of public space:
In Asia-Pacific, we review the year in the built environment in China and Hong Kong, and celebrate the winners of the RICS Awards 2019 in both territories.
And we ask whether Oyo Hotels' franchising model could transform the market in Asia; what makes a city "relevant"; and how Auckland can build more homes when it's desperately short of skilled construction workers.
Finally, we pick out some of the more interesting findings from this year's RICS and MacDonald & Company Rewards and Attitudes Survey for Asia-Pacific.
Editor 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.