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11 MAR 2019

Modus Asia Pacific, Q1 2019

Oliver Parsons, Modus Editor, RICS

Oliver Parsons

Editor of Modus

RICS

In this edition of Modus, we're gazing into our crystal ball to examine what future shocks are around the corner for the built environment – both negative and positive.

In our lead feature, we ponder what the fallout will be from US president Donald Trump's America-first attitude to trade in the Asia-Pacific region, and which countries' real estate sectors are likely to be the biggest winners and losers.

Real-world retailers are taking the fight to their online rivals using technology to turn the customer experience into something much richer and rewarding. We examine some of the technological trends emerging in this area.

The two regions with the greatest need for infrastructure investment in the coming decades are Asia and the Americas. What do the two regions need to do to close their funding gaps?

Can we really build on other planets? We take a look at some of the construction techniques that could help us establish colonies on other worlds.

We also meet the winner of the RICS Cities for our Future competition, Earl Patrick Forlales, whose modular housing system Cubo could help improve the lives of millions of people living in informal settlements today.

And with an eye on Asia-Pacific, we take a look at how developers are responding to ageing demographics with new solutions in later-life housing, and cast a critical eye over infrastructure-led development and it's role in the rise of the Pearl River Delta.

Oliver Parsons, Modus Editor, RICS

Oliver Parsons

Editor of Modus

RICS

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.

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