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Design in the age of crisis: creative ideas take flight

Architects and designers have responded to an open call from the London Design Biennale and Chatham House to generate radical ideas that will reshape our working world

Manhattan transfer: High Line concept set for London

Our latest WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing presents a new project to bring New York’s High Line concept to a section of disused railway north of King’s Cross, a panel discussion on hybrid working models and a new virtual event on workplace innovation

Top design installation that transcended the Trump Wall

What won the Design Museum’s top prize for outstanding design in 2020? A see-saw for children to connect across the US-Mexico border

Sustainability

Walk the green line: 2021 signals a sustainability upswing

From building around nature to committing to a net zero carbon future, this briefing looks at how the sustainability agenda is getting a new lease of life this year

Green tower helps to shape China’s Shenzhen superscape

China’s determination to build more sustainable business precincts post pandemic is reflected in a new commission to Zaha Hadid Architects for the Shenzhen Bay Super Headquarters Base

Executives and employees at odds over new world of work

This briefing looks at new research from IBM which shows a gaping chasm between company leaders and their staff over support and training for new ways of working

How the pandemic punched a hole in US employee engagement

There has been a sharp reverse in employee engagement in American companies after years of progress - there may be trouble ahead

Working from home: be careful what you wish for

As a second wave of coronavirus sends workforces back into the home once again, Kevin McCullagh sifts through the evidence to show that an office-free working future might not be all it is cracked up to be