Urban and Transport

Making smart sustainable: smart city ecosystem in a new urban age

The downfall of our urban centres during Covid-19 means that cities need practical solutions to make them more resilient and sustainable int eh future, according to Signify’s Eng Yong Liang

emissions

Sustainable urban futures: why ‘Covid-19 emissions dip’ was not enough

Covid-19 lockdowns saw a dip in carbon emissions in 2020, but is this enough to spark sustainable, long-lasting change? Jonathan Weinert of Signify believes we still have some work to do…

climate change

Constructing a greener future: how smart buildings can tackle climate change

The green agenda has never been so relevant for corporate enterprises. A recent report from smart lighting experts Signify looks at how smart buildings are doing their part to achieve carbon neutrality

The Nowhere Office: advocating a shift from place to purpose

Our latest WORKTECH Wednesday Briefing looks at a new report which argues for a permanent departure from presenteeism – and at new projects to green the London cityscape

micro-mobility

On your bike: how micro-mobility is changing corporate real estate in cities

Micro-mobility in cities is on the rise, but how can real estate professionals benefit from this shift in transport preference? A new report from Urban Land Institute looks at how the property sector is responding

Fed up with working from home? Try a hotel room

With business travel and tourism in freefall, hotels are now catering for locals with new workplace service offers. The key term: workspitality

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