commuting/transport

Why designing the resilient city is a complex task

The coronavirus pandemic has put pressure on both urban and workplace planners to build more resilience into the system. The Healthy City Design International Congress 2020 will explore pathways out of crisis

cities

Utopia or dystopia? How work shapes health in our cities

As our polluted urban centres struggle to be great places to live and work, public health policy is now turning its attention to what happens in the workplace

commute

How Japan’s journeymen suffer stress on the daily commute

As Japan struggles to reform its working culture and introduce more flexible practices, research from the Xymax Real Estate Institute shows the impact of commuting stress on Tokyo’s management class

New York

What we learnt from New York: dominant ideas will be disrupted

NYC’s notoriously transactional real estate industry is braced for experiential change as disruption arrives from every angle, according to the tenth anniversary edition of WORKTECH New York

Dateline New York: what makes a city a great place to work?

The tenth anniversary edition of the WORKTECH New York conference featured an expert panel discussing how the city has changed in the past ten years –revealing four pillars of the urban experience that shape work and life

Japan charts upturn in local fortunes as Tokyo turns to teleworking

The second WORKTECH Tokyo conference didn’t just rely on new ideas from elsewhere – after years of stagnation, the local market is showing positive signs of adopting new ways of working

Healthy cities

Designing healthier cities: why the workplace is now the pivotal issue

Public health experts are increasingly looking at change in working practices as the key to unlock the potential for urban wellbeing - as the 2018 Healthy City Design Congress will explore

Japan in full bloom

Japan’s low growth predicament – and what can be done about it

The inaugural WORKTECH Tokyo conference set out the challenges facing the Japanese workplace – and potential solutions from elsewhere to raise productivity. But could the seeds of Japan’s revival be found in its own past management successes?