Place

Clean city

Hygiene versus human interaction: make or break for the sharing economy?

So much of our working life in cities is based on a model of shared services. What happens now that coronavirus has cast a shadow over both urban and workplace planning?

After the plague: what will we need from our places of work?

In our latest update during the pandemic, Academy director Jeremy Myerson looks the impact of the virus on the places and spaces for work, while designer Key Kawamura of Studio Banana explores how to stay creative at home

Tactical urbanism: the art of giving workers space to enjoy the city

As the workplace extends from the desk to the district, the rise of quick, inexpensive, small-scale urban changes to create vibrant public spaces is set to have a growing impact on work and life in the city

Natural sound: why biophilic design extends to office acoustics

You can close your eyes in the open plan office – but you can’t close your ears. Evan Benway explains why the biophilia impulse in the workplace applies to hearing as much as sight

Consolidate or disperse? The big question facing the Japanese office

In a bid to become more flexible, diverse and productive, Japanese companies are facing a choice between consolidating their head offices or dispersing to other spaces in the suburbs, according to a research report by Xymax Real Estate Institute

talent

How urban development is heating up the race for talent

As cities attract a new type of worker on a global scale, organisations that can mirror urban shifts in their workplaces will be the best prepared for the future workforce

Coworking spaces help London become No.1 destination for Gen Z

Which cities around the world will be most attractive to the Generation Z entrants to the workforce? New research identifies the top locations, with the coworking offer emerging as a key differentiator

talent

Great places to work: how America is primed in the race for talent

Creating the right employee experiences to stay head of the competition depends on designing with key principles in mind, according to a new report from Aramark with WORKTECH Academy