This edition of Modus is dedicated to the sea and the shore.
In our cover story, we investigate the impact that development can have on our coastlines. Marine geologists are becoming increasingly alarmed by the associated phenomenon of coastal erosion. This is due to both the building of ever-higher sea walls to defend against rising sea levels, and the loss of sand, dunes and mangroves to development.
We examine some examples of this phenomenon at work, and identify what must be done to ensure that the coastal developments of today do not leave behind a disastrous environmental legacy.
Our lead feature centres on resilience, specifically how you retrofit resilience and sustainability into existing properties? It's all well and good to build the shiniest, greenest new building, but 99% of existing properties in Asia get little to no attention in terms of adapting them for efficient management and to reduce their carbon footprint. We take a look at how some of the region's landlords and developers are getting their assets fit for the future.
We also salute the winners of the RICS Awards 2019 in Australia, New Zealand and, for the first time this year, Southeast Asia; find out how Japan is planning its post-Olympics and Rugby World Cup property legacy; and investigate India's progress on its ambitious affordable housing programme.
Editor of Modus
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.