The future of the smart precinct

Street smart: looking to urban innovations to manage the crisis

In our weekly WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing, we look at the impact of the virus on our cities from smart initiatives to transport, the growing tension between hygiene and global sustainability, and the work-at-home adjustments

The Smart Advantage: rethinking the tech-enabled workplace

In our weekly WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing, we look at the rise of the omni-channel worker, the vitality of the smart workplace and the digital innovations helping to bring employees back to the office

Smart working: can building intelligence offer a route out of crisis?

As companies struggle with a welter of post-pandemic priorities, data-driven smart buildings can provide a platform for the future of work, according to a new report from Schneider Electric and UnWork

A hub-and-spoke model for post-Covid-19 flexible working?

Where next for the flexspace market in the coming age of de-centralised working? The BCO and architects Arney Fender Katsalidis brought together a panel of experts to find out

Design in the age of crisis: call for radical thinking

In our weekly WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing, we look at a new initiative from the London Design Biennale and Chatham House to encourage architects and designers to generate new ideas that will reshape our working world

Occupier message: the office remains vital but it needs to change

In our weekly WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing, we look at new employee research which supports a return to the office, the emergence of the smart building, and former Apple design chief Jony Ive’s class of 2020

How can Chinese companies improve workstation utilisation?

The Chinese workplace is renowned for hard work but a new analysis of desk use reveals inefficiencies and a need to create a healthier working environment

Cover up: should employees wear a face mask in the office?

In our weekly WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing, we look at the debate about whether to wear a face mask in the workplace - and at how smart buildings can improve air quality and other factors vital to support a successful return to the office