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The circular economy at the very heart of construction
“Nothing is lost, everything is transformed”. The circular economy applied to real estate means re-using and developing buildings, infrastructures and neighbourhoods without drying up natural resources, polluting the environment or damaging our ecosystems. The aim of the circular economy is also to use raw materials sensibly, re-purpose and recycle waste. It is, more than ever, a part of property development’s business model.
Workplace users facing the covid-19 crisis
The COVID-19 virus, which struck the world at the end of 2019, is a rare occurrence that affected the office market the past few months. Countries, economies, and populations had to shut down. Our offices were deserted, bars and restaurants closed and streets left abandoned as people retreated indoors, to ride out the lockdown period.
Is e-commerce a sustainable option in times of crisis?
While online retail has played its hand well during this crisis, will it be able to cement its long-term position as the first choice for consumers in times of crisis?
How will we socialize in our offices after the health crisis?
We have learnt to get used to seeing a screen made up of individual boxes with faces of our colleagues, and many businesses have been able to continue working almost as usual, with many now convinced of the virtues of remote working.
Life after lockdown: opportunity for the development of soft mobility?
While the health crisis has highlighted the resilience of many existing systems (logistics, working from home, technology, local shops, communication, etc.), it has also highlighted some areas that simply do not work and which we must consider avenues for improvement in the future.