Journal

May 2018

Big Data and The Sims are helping us to build cities of the future and here's how..

By 2050, the United Nations predicts that around 66% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas

  • Architecture
May 2018

Retail is Changing

Toxic mass merchants are making brands commoditised hostages in a high-speed chase to the bottom. But a new class of experiential retailers is rising.

  • Retail
May 2018

WeLive: the Utopian Apartment Complex That Wants to Disrupt City Living

WeWork is branching out into housing, but can it actually change the way we live?

  • Architecture
May 2018

Homeless Housing: Can these micro-apartments help end the homelessness crisis in San Francisco?

Micropad is a high-design, prefab 160-square-foot apartment. The company behind it hopes to put a building of them together so the city can help give shelter to some of its more than 7,000 homeless.

  • Architecture
May 2018

How Does Apple Run on 100% Green Energy?

The most important thing about the company’s big renewable push might be that it’s bringing everyone–from suppliers to local utilities–along for the ride.

  • Technology
May 2018

2023: The Future of Real Estate

I’d like to suggest to you that, by 2023, “The Office is Dead*”.

  • Office
April 2018

The Rise and Fall (and Rise?) of Communal Living

Don’t believe the hype. Communal living was not ‘invented’ by a group of Scandinavian hippies in the 1970s.

  • Architecture
April 2018

The Workplace of the Future

As artificial intelligence pushes beyond the tech industry, work could become fairer—or more oppressive

  • Office
April 2018

How Much Money Do Trees Save in Megacities?

Trees’ benefits come out to a median value of $967,000 per square kilometer of tree cover, researchers estimate.

  • Environment
April 2018

Amazon Go Might Kill More Than Just Supermarkets

Supermarkets are community anchors. Amazon’s “just walk out” version embodies a disconcerting social transformation.

  • Retail