Minerals: bedrock of the economy
The UK’s first minerals strategy sets out how to meet demand for the next 25 years sustainably and offers exciting opportunities for land and resources professionals.
What can the surveying profession do to manage resources more carefully and to protect our natural environment for future generations?
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
Is supermarket-led housing development good for communities, or just a way for retailers to obtain planning permission? Four leading experts share their views.
Earl Patrick Forlales' modular housing system, Cubo, could help improve the lives of the millions of people living in informal settlements.
Flooding is becoming more frequent and less predictable. How can we adapt to this ‘new normal’?
Ann-Marie Aguilar of the International WELL Building Institute argues that there is an economic cost to not being at our best in the workplace.
You can take something that’s considered infrastructure – highways, bridges, power plants – and cross-breed it so that it actually has positive social and environmental side effects.
Celebrated Danish architect
By 2050, our sector needs to reduce its carbon emissions by 84 billion tonnes. It’s a big challenge, but the industry is responding.
Author Jeff Goodell says it will be essential to adapt to big temperature swings and rising seas.
Bamboo is the fastest-growing plant in the world. Anna Winston investigates the building potential of this “super grass”.
Tesla founder Elon Musk has moved into home electricity generation. Will the Tesla Solar Roof succeed where past solar efforts have failed?
There needn’t be a trade-off between big projects and greening. These small solutions in London, Paris and New York challenge the way cities think about overlooked spaces.
Buildings account for 60% of global electricity use and produce more than one-third of all greenhouse emissions.
Co-ordinator, Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative, United Nations Environment Programme
CJ Lim of University College London discusses whether we are shaping our built environments around a technology that is moving too fast.
Making our cities more resilient to earthquakes is as much about how you manage them as it is how you build them.
By 2030, the world will require 40% more water, 50% more food, 40% more energy and 40% more timber and fibre. The only way we can meet these demands is by managing our ecosystems smartly and sustainably.
UN Environment Programme
Leesman's recent workplace analysis gives a better understanding of the complex web of factors that determine the employee experience, argues Jo Sutherland.
If bringing empty homes back into use could be an easy win, why is more not being done, asks Jan Ambrose?
Energy efficiency of building stock is a significant route to contributing towards meeting European Union energy targets.