Building longer-term thinking into the creation of built assets
Return on investment is increasingly determined by the services accompanying physical assets: positive user experience, sustainable development, safety and security.
What can the surveying profession do to manage resources more carefully and to protect our natural environment for future generations?
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
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.
How will real estate sectors be impacted by the economic uncertainty caused by US president Donald Trump’s trade spat with China? Alex Frew McMillan investigates.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
Flooding is becoming more frequent and less predictable. How can we adapt to this ‘new normal’?
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
If bringing empty homes back into use could be an easy win, why is more not being done, asks Jan Ambrose?
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.
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.
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
Leesman's recent workplace analysis gives a better understanding of the complex web of factors that determine the employee experience, argues Jo Sutherland.
Energy efficiency of building stock is a significant route to contributing towards meeting European Union energy targets.