Place

Meanwhile workspaces: an emerging solution for the modern city?

How do you meet a desire for local, accessible workspaces? Underutilised land in cities might provide the answer, with meanwhile offices popping up all over London

Major McKinsey study calls on cities to adopt hybrid model

A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute insists that the trend to hybrid work is permanent and says that cities can combat rising urban vacancy rates in office and retail by adopting more flexible approaches themselves

Why laws enshrining working from home are a bad idea

If employees want to work from home, fair enough. But legal backing for that could increase loneliness and corporate surveillance, argues James Woudhuysen

‘Office is the new retail’: how hybrid work is affecting real estate

Will hybrid working disrupt office real-estate in the same way that online shopping upturned the retail sector? A new global survey from ULI and PwC says that real estate must work harder for its returns

Nexus value: charting the shift from mixed-use to mixed-experience

Mixed-use has been advanced as a way to reanimate city centres, but is it enough? A Mirvac report argues for a shift to mixed-experience projects that can create a new form of value known as ‘nexus value’

Why flexible curation of space holds key to hybrid workplace

The results of a pilot study by Australian developer Mirvac to rethink office space has revealed that giving people the tools to adapt their own environment is key to improving group productivity

New US reports reveal impact of remote work on office real estate

The American office sector faces a major challenge to reimagine its future in the face of hybrid work patterns according to data-led studies by the US Census Bureau and Cushman & Wakefield

How the work environment supports our ability to remember

Memory is essential for knowledge work and depends on contextual clues to aid recall, according to new psychological research. Is this another reason to support a return to the office?