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How Europe’s cities are overhauling their docklands
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How Europe’s cities are overhauling their docklands

Image credit: Shutterstock Across Europe, major port cities are redeveloping former docks areas to create vibrant spaces for 21st century living...

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Four things America’s clicks-to-bricks retailers have in common
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Four things America’s clicks-to-bricks retailers have in common

Image credit: Shutterstock Companies that started their existence on the internet increasingly are embracing the storefront, a sign that a long...

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How flexible space is leading companies to rethink their real estate
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How flexible space is leading companies to rethink their real estate

Image credit: Shutterstock As today’s companies aim to become more agile and their workforce becomes more mobile, their space requirements are...

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Why boutique gyms are shaping up as a city center staple
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Why boutique gyms are shaping up as a city center staple

Image credit: Shutterstock From working up a sweat on a spin bike to rebalancing body and mind in a yoga studio, the gym is the place to be for...

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High transparency gives mid-sized cities an edge
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High transparency gives mid-sized cities an edge

Several mid-sized cities in mature economies are also leading the charge in ensuring their real estate markets are run in a clear, efficient and...

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How building design is better adapting to local climes
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How building design is better adapting to local climes

Image credit: Shutterstock The need for jackets and shawls in the office is an all-too-common complaint for employees living in sunny sub-tropical...

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Universities get creative with private partnerships
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Universities get creative with private partnerships

Image credit: Shutterstock With competition for new students rising at U.S. colleges and universities, extravagant campus amenities are booming in...

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European self storage facilities move into the digital age
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European self storage facilities move into the digital age

Image credit: Shutterstock An ongoing boom in demand for self storage is driving European facilities to incorporate new technology that offers...

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Why standalone stadiums are a thing of the past
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Why standalone stadiums are a thing of the past

Image credit: Shutterstock On game nights in Atlanta, the streets surrounding the Braves stadium are brimming with action. Bars, eateries, shops, a...

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How wellness became big business in America
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How wellness became big business in America

Image credit: Shutterstock During a ‘60 Minutes’ segment on health in 1979, anchor Dan Rather said, “‘Wellness’: there’s a word you don’t hear...

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How UK car parks are transforming into tech havens
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How UK car parks are transforming into tech havens

Image credit: Shutterstock Once a car park was simply somewhere to leave vehicles, but now digital solutions from apps to sensors are transforming...

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How drones are covering new ground in real estate
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How drones are covering new ground in real estate

But this is just the start. Goldman Sachs has predicted a US$100 billion market opportunity for drones between 2016 and 2020, with businesses and...

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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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