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  • Tim Neal FRICS elected as RICS Senior Vice President

    Tim Neal FRICS elected as RICS Senior Vice President

    Congratulations to Tim Neal FRICS upon his election to RICS Senior Vice President; he takes up the position in November 2017 in succession to Chris Brooke FRICS who becomes President-Elect.

  • Climate refugees, stress and paradigm shifts
    Land use

    Climate refugees, stress and paradigm shifts

    There can be no denying that climate change is real. Perhaps for those of us lucky enough to live in geographies that have avoided some of its more devastating impacts it can seem abstract, but for those parts of the world least able to deal with the effects, the consequences have been disastrous.

  • Infrastructure paves the way in Africa
    Planning & development

    Infrastructure paves the way in Africa

    By 2020, 1.2bn Africans will be living in cities needing housing, roads, power, sanitation - placing enormous pressure on ageing infrastructure.

  • Unstoppable Africa: Land and rapid urbanisation in Sub-Sahara
    Planning & development

    Unstoppable Africa: Land and rapid urbanisation in Sub-Sahara

    The slump in economic growth in Africa over the past five years has been a setback, but it should not cloud the bigger picture of a youthful continent that will supply the global workforce of the future and is well-equipped to create dynamic solutions to the fastest rate of urbanisation in the world. Roz Wrottesley reports from the 2017 RICS Africa Summit in Johannesburg.

  • How international standards support local development

    How international standards support local development

    China may be the initiator of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative, but infrastructure projects of this nature are not possible without international standards.

  • Valuations in accordance with the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive
    Valuation

    Valuations in accordance with the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive

    The Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD), introduced by the European Union for implementation by July 2013, lays down a requirement for fund assets to be valued at least once a year, and for this valuation to be based on a fully documented methodology.

  • What is the Paris Agreement?
    Sustainability

    What is the Paris Agreement?

    The 21st Conference to the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change — or COP21 for short — was held in Paris last December. It hosted the historic signing of the "Paris Agreement", which, for the first time, saw all nations commit to address the effects of climate change.

  • Why are measurement, data and accountability so important?
    Measurement

    Why are measurement, data and accountability so important?

    As stakeholder feedback and numerous studies have shown, Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable (MRV) information is pivotal to accelerating energy-efficiency in the construction and real estate and sector.

  • Building inclusivity: laying the foundations for the future
    Business & management

    Building inclusivity: laying the foundations for the future

    ‘Building Inclusivity’ is the first report of its kind to look at all aspects of diversity and inclusion in the land, property and construction sector. This data, provided by UK firms committed to changing their diversity profile, allows us to see how we measure up against other sectors and provides a baseline from which we can track our achievements.

  • Preliminary reviews - what you need to know
    APC

    Preliminary reviews - what you need to know

    Stephen Hinson FRICS is an APC assessor and panel chairman who has helped APC professional by evaluating their preliminary reviews and providing guidance prior to their final assessment interview.