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Tamara Hooper, 05 Sep 2017
Yesterday, the Chancellor convened the first meeting of the Government and the three Northern Metro Mayors to discuss regional growth, housing, and infrastructure. While employment in the North may be at a record high, Ministers believe that more can be done and will ask the region to continue to build upon its £102 billion economy.
Hew Edgar, 01 Sep 2017
The Scottish Conservatives have announced a number of measures to tackle the housing crisis in Scotland, referencing the RICS Scottish Housing Commission, published in July 2014.
04 Aug 2017
So, who’s taking the lead with augmented reality, drones, BIM and blockchain? Here’s your answer…
01 Mar 2015
"When I was asked to be a part of regenerating Sheffield, they simply said: Do for Sheffield what you did for Manchester but without the bomb."
Alan Cripps FRICS, 01 Aug 2017
Introducing the world's first biophilic design research project at BRE Watford, using an existing 650m2, 1980’s office block to connect buildings with nature.
Hew Edgar, 14 Aug 2017
The Scottish Government has pledged to ensure that 100 per cent of Scotland has access to superfast broadband by 2021. But is there a way to maximise this pledge in conjunction with the planning system?
Sean Ellison, 21 Aug 2017
Corporate debt in China has expanded at an unprecedented rate since the onset of the global financial crisis, to now surpass that of Japan in the late 1980s. Although concerns of a major credit event have subsided of late, the threat of one continues to loom large over the Chinese economy.
08 Jun 2017
What does it take to make it as a commercial manager in infrastructure? Richard Graham FRICS, leader of the new RICS distance learning course in Infrastructure Commercial Management gives us his view on the skills and attributes that students will need in order to succeed in the sector.
Hew Edgar, 20 Jul 2017
With the Scottish Planning Review nearing completion, we believe that the provisions of Scotland’s compulsory purchase order (CPO) legislation is, in many places, antiquated and fragmented, and is in need of significant reform, if not a full-scale overhaul.
25 Jul 2017
We’re looking for new judges to join regional judging panels for the RICS Awards 2018. Adrian Stenning FRICS of Stenning & Co has been a member of the national judging panel for five years. He tells us what being a judge means and what he enjoys most.
Amanda Clack FRICS, 03 Apr 2017
Treading in the footsteps of past-President Louise Brooke-Smith, I recently visited Crossrail, Europe’s largest infrastructure project, at the Whitechapel station site. My visit really brought home the value of infrastructure investment and the contribution of our professionals.
Geoff White, 10 Mar 2015
Put six property institutions together with two MPs, one would-be MP, a successful developer and an academic RICS member and you’ve got the recipe for an interesting discussion.
05 Jul 2017
Urbanisation is placing increasing demands on our most precious commodity: water. What can we do to staunch the flow before it runs out?
Kim Bailey, 04 Jul 2017
A chartered surveyor, and keen private pilot, recently took part in a tough charity flying challenge to highlight the role the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has played in air-sea rescue and pay tribute to all those who save lives at sea.
Stephanie Bentley, 18 May 2017
Innovative enhancements in technology and changing customer demands are impacting the way businesses operate. There are as many opportunities for real estate professionals as there are threats but as a traditionally slow moving industry, a degree of patience is needed as businesses move forward to meet new demands.
22 Aug 2017
Whenever exam results are announced, young people inevitably think about their future and options, but how many are looking at a future in surveying?
Meet the drone-flying, BIM-using, forward-thinking, user-experiencing, dog-walking, AR-dwelling, blockchaining, continually thinking, scenario-designing, wax jacket-wearing, value-adding, data-wrangling, change-embracing surveyor of the future. Recognise yourself in there?
New transport links increase the value of the areas they serve. Shouldn’t they get something in return?
Libby Peacock, 26 Mar 2015
The RICS Africa Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, brought together professionals, academics and industry leaders to examine the future vision for Africa’s real estate market. The well-attended, high-energy event on 25 March was our first international conference on the continent.
Abdul Choudhury, 09 May 2016
Working with our members and fully embracing our public interest mandate, we've developed our ‘Vision for London’ to advise the next Mayor on the issues affecting London's built environment.
28 Apr 2015
While Labour's proposal to abolish stamp duty for many first-time buyers could help some first-time buyers in the market, it’s another measure that tinkers with demand-side stimulus.
Tamara Hooper, 02 May 2017
The need for "rural-proofing" within Government departments that make decisions that impact upon rural areas and the rural economy was highlighted at our recent panel discussion co-hosted by Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy and ACRE.
Laura Lindberg, 01 Jun 2017
PROVADA is the most important meeting point for developers, investors, financiers, advisers, housing corporations, city officials and end-users in the Dutch real estate sector, taking place in the RAI in Amsterdam.
06 Feb 2017
Jessica Austen discovered the world of surveying while at sixth form summer school. She has since completed a week's work experience at CBRE and secured a position with them as an apprentice surveyor. Jessica tells us more about the importance of outreach in schools in her own words.
Stephanie Bentley, 14 Jul 2017
It’s estimated that there are 2.4 million pieces of Facebook content and 227K tweets shared every minute. This is beginning to have geopolitical consequences, with recent election campaigns perhaps acting as the one of the most pertinent illustrations of this. This huge increase in the availability of data is changing the way we do things, from politics to policy.
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