Privately owned public space: does it matter who owns it?
Many of our public spaces are now privately owned – and their numbers are rising. But are the suspicion and hostility they’re often met with justified?
How are disruptive trends – like the digital revolution, rapid urbanisation and climate change – impacting the surveying profession, and how can we capitalise on them to improve the world around us?
From developing truly connected, intelligent cities to using the latest sustainable building methods, and from new skills and pioneering technologies to the rapidly expanding commercial value of data, explore the challenges, opportunities and possibilities for the future of surveying.
Are offices and coworking spaces with on-site nurseries a logical conflation of workplace and childcare, or too much play and not enough work?
The regions with the greatest infrastructure investment needs are Asia and the Americas. Sakshi Sharma explores a world of surveying opportunities.
There are projected to be 200 billion smart devices connected to the Internet of Things by 2020, up from two billion in 2006.
IDC, Intel, United Nations
As the world faces ageing populations, rising living costs for young people and a new loneliness “epidemic”, we look at pioneering approaches to tackling all three issues at once.
Is it time our town centres found a new purpose and stopped fighting their losing battle against online retail? Built environment journalist Mark Smulian investigates.
We need to shift from a mining ideology to a kind of cultivating ideology – cultivating in the sense that we are moving towards the idea of growing our own construction materials.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
More farmers are making use of aerial maps, 3D models and soil scans to gather detailed information about the land they farm.
Building information modelling can help surveyors operate, market and improve the assets under their care when used throughout a building’s lifecycle.
Data is the fabric of the modern world: just like we walk down pavements, so we trace routes through data, and build knowledge and products out of it.
Dr Ben Goldacre OBE
Chair of the NHS HealthTech Advisory Board
We go behind the scenes at The B1M, the YouTube channel that is now the world’s largest video channel for construction, with more than seven million views per month.
Which skills do modern property professionals need? Five recruiters share their insights on key qualities and experience – and what candidates will need in the future.
The competition that kills you, doesn’t look like you.
RICS Harris Debate: The Future of Professions in a World of Algorithms
Technology is calling into question the very nature of our profession, as clients become increasingly comfortable with technological advancements to fulfil their needs.
What will clients want from valuers and valuations in a tech-enabled future? Sander Scheurwater reviews the latest research findings.
It is no longer sufficient to embrace innovations and trends that are already underway. To stay ahead, companies must work methodically to sense new possibilities that exist far beyond the digital frontier.
Beyond the Digital Frontier