Is free public transport a good idea?
Should public transport be free for everyone? Transport expert and former London mayoral candidate Christian Wolmar explores the arguments.
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.
As technologies converge with urban planning, a revolution of automated, ownerless transport beckons. But is the intelligent city network sci-fi or a deliverable reality?
With health and well-being increasingly important considerations in towns and cities, Yvonne Rydin and Helen Pineo discuss how surveyors can contribute to healthier lives.
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
All new homes having a car-charging point would be a step in the right direction, says Ashley Osborne, but, in the short term, it could create more problems than it solves.
Emma Crates discovers how hempcrete could play a crucial role in creating a more sustainable building industry.
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
Our report shows what you – our members – told us in 2018 about how the profession is responding to rapid urbanisation, resource scarcity and the opportunities brought by technological innovation.
From May 2019, our Governing Council will use this initial report to lead a 12-month strategic ’futures’ review, providing direction for the profession for the years ahead.
In the meantime, you can download the full report and continue to give us your feedback on the future of surveying.
Gerard Wood and Angela Lee of the University of Salford explain the benefits of the latest modular construction methods.
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
Caroline Moser from the University of Manchester discusses the potentially transformative role of women in the cities of the future.
Drones are fast becoming a common part of the surveyor's tool kit. So, what does it take to fly one? We sent novice pilot Evan Owen-Powell MRICS to find out.
The competition that kills you, doesn’t look like you.
RICS Harris Debate: The Future of Professions in a World of Algorithms
The Internet of Things may be a magnet for hype, but its potential to transform workplace efficiency could be very real indeed.
In real estate, where the ‘cash cow’ of the physical asset is still healthy, there is a reluctance to acknowledge the presence of the digital asset and what it could mean in the future.
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