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Three things retailers can learn from the Sears bankruptcy
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Three things retailers can learn from the Sears bankruptcy

Image credit: Shutterstock Sears Holdings, once the largest retailer in the world, has filed for bankruptcy, signaling that the fast-changing...

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Why France’s retailers love click and collect
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Why France’s retailers love click and collect

Image credit: Shutterstock France has long been a country of click and drive in its grocery sector but now, with the development of e-commerce, a...

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Sustainability climbs the agenda for Asia’s skyscrapers
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Sustainability climbs the agenda for Asia’s skyscrapers

From the use of solar panels and energy-efficient glass, to combining design with forestry, sustainable architecture is reaching new heights in...

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Mega-tainment malls: Can acrobats and indoor skiing boost shopping centers?
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Mega-tainment malls: Can acrobats and indoor skiing boost shopping centers?

Image credit: Shutterstock People used to go to malls for new clothes and the routine indulgence in coffee and cinnamon buns. But as American...

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Why more consolidation is on the cards for hotels
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Why more consolidation is on the cards for hotels

From mega-mergers to niche acquisitions, consolidation is recalibrating the balance of power in the hotel industry as established operators get...

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Why scaffolding is a sign of the times for retailers
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Why scaffolding is a sign of the times for retailers

All buildings need a refresh from time to time. But when scaffolding goes up, retailers are often faced with uncertainty and the prospect of lost...

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From eyesore to icon: Converted workspaces get bigger and better
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From eyesore to icon: Converted workspaces get bigger and better

Refurbished industrial sheds are increasingly in demand as companies across technology and creative sectors seek out the versatility offered by...

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What can real-life design learn from virtual worlds?
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What can real-life design learn from virtual worlds?

Leaps in technology have brought our everyday lives closer to the storylines of science fiction films. We can speak face-to-face with people...

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Why green workplace design creates a feel-good factor
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Why green workplace design creates a feel-good factor

For environmentally minded companies, good interior design is an intrinsic part of a greener office. In the Los Angeles offices of Cuningham Group...

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Are micro-units the future of city living?
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Are micro-units the future of city living?

With cities now home to over half of the world’s population, space is sparse, costs are high, and finding a suitable place to live has become a...

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Why urban tech is the hottest investment in town
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Why urban tech is the hottest investment in town

Tech-driven services like ride-sharing, scooter sharing, food delivery apps, and co-working have quickly infiltrated the daily lives of city...

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How African luxury tourism is heading off the beaten track
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How African luxury tourism is heading off the beaten track

For growing numbers of today’s high-end travelers, holidays are less about sipping cocktails on sandy beaches and more about opting for new...

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What will Dubai gain from hosting Expo 2020?
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What will Dubai gain from hosting Expo 2020?

Staging a mega-event like the World Expo has boosted the economies and international profiles of its host cities for decades – and soon it’s Dubai...

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How the Champs-Élysées is changing with the times
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How the Champs-Élysées is changing with the times

One of the highest-profile streets in the world, the Champs-Élysées plays host to millions of visitors each year – not mention some of the most...

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Can the modern office work for both introverts and extroverts?
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Can the modern office work for both introverts and extroverts?

In today’s office, desk dividers have come down. Bosses sit among their employees. Meeting rooms have glass walls. A major goal of modern workplace...

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Can retirement living villages help with the UK’s loneliness epidemic?
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Can retirement living villages help with the UK’s loneliness epidemic?

Loneliness is one of the biggest issues facing UK society – and with older people particularly vulnerable, there’s a growing public and private...

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How serviced apartments are tuning into modern traveler needs
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How serviced apartments are tuning into modern traveler needs

As the line between work and leisure trips continues to blur, serviced apartment operators are both fuelling and catering for this growing ‘b...

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Why trains are the new trucks for transporting America's goods
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Why trains are the new trucks for transporting America's goods

In today’s on-demand e-commerce economy, the ‘last mile’ that gets goods to consumers may be critical but the ‘middle mile’ that gets goods to...

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3D printed buildings push construction boundaries
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3D printed buildings push construction boundaries

3D printers may still be a novelty but they’re moving beyond a gimmick as growing numbers of projects experiment with the new technology as a...

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How America’s motels became hipster havens
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How America’s motels became hipster havens

In the heart of Palm Springs, a once nondescript Howard Johnson motel with an on-site Denny’s restaurant is now the Ace Hotel & Swim Club, replete...

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How design thinking can get more from urban space
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How design thinking can get more from urban space

From building community centers to office spaces, governments and companies have been turning to so-called design thinking to shape experiences for...

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Where style meets function: Modern office furniture
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Where style meets function: Modern office furniture

With today’s office furniture ranging from the gimmicky to the purely functional, the style that companies opt for sends visual cues about their...

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Shaping the built environment for an aging Singapore
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Shaping the built environment for an aging Singapore

Faced with one of the fastest-aging populations in Asia, the Singapore government increasingly has been asking how can our built environment...

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Four ways robots are changing warehouse design
Blog 2 months ago
Four ways robots are changing warehouse design

As more robots join the warehouse floor, they’re reshaping the way that the buildings themselves are planned and designed. It’s not just a question...

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How technology is driving transparency in real estate
Blog 2 months ago
How technology is driving transparency in real estate

From buildings filled with sensors tracking employees, to software that monitors reams of leasing documents, new technologies are rapidly being...

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Specialist brands find the sweet spot in UK retail
Blog 2 months ago
Specialist brands find the sweet spot in UK retail

Keeping up with the latest lifestyle trends and remaining relevant in a crowded marketplace is a tough challenge for today’s retailers. While many...

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Lifestyle hotels gain a foothold in Asia Pacific
Blog 2 months ago
Lifestyle hotels gain a foothold in Asia Pacific

Lifestyle hotels are carving out a niche in Asia Pacific, boosted by youthful guests looking for authenticity, community and local experiences...

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Why restaurateurs are heading under the arches
Blog 2 months ago
Why restaurateurs are heading under the arches

Across Europe’s major cities, damp and decaying railway arches were often synonymous with the seedier part of town. Not anymore. In recent years,...

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How France’s focus on healthy living is shaping its retail scene
Blog 2 months ago
How France’s focus on healthy living is shaping its retail scene

As France embraces healthier living, bricks-and-mortar stores offering high quality fresh produce – or the means to let people grow their own – are...

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Six design elements for a more productive office
Blog 2 months ago
Six design elements for a more productive office

Modern workers and their employers are increasingly focused on getting the most out of their working day. Everyday there’s a new article touting...

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