Christopher Gray

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China’s stabilising economy a relief for Asia, but US election outcome poses a risk

A range of Chinese economic performance indicators suggest that Asia’s largest economy stabilised in the second quarter, a development seen as a …

Economy

Kenya overtakes South Africa as biggest investor in other African countries

Nairobi – Kenya overtook South Africa to become the biggest investor in other African countries in terms of the number of projects in 2015.<p>Kenya …

Why is the IMF concerned over the world’s fastest-growing major economy?

India is celebrating 25 years of economic liberalisation this month, but a recent report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggests a sobering future.<p>Yesterday (July 24), IMF listed (pdf) the top challenges Asia’s third-largest economy faces—those that would “weigh on growth.” This report …

SXSW Eco announces 2016 Place by Design finalists

South by Southwest Eco (SXSW Eco), an environmentally- and socially-conscious event occurring alongside the more well-known South By Southwest music …

What the UN Can Learn from America’s Most Desirable Urban Neighborhoods

Along an industrial waterfront of the Sunset Park neighborhood in Brooklyn, 15 years of local efforts to build a stronger, more environmentally …

AIA: Construction growth forecast more 'tempered' in 2016, 2017 amid economic challenges

<b>Dive Brief:</b><p>The American Institute of Architects' semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast predicts that nonresidential spending will increase …

The City

A Global Architecture Competition With No Tall Buildings in Sight

The world is facing a housing crisis of monumental proportions: Over 1 billion people now live in slums, in makeshift homes that often lack even the …

How One African City Is Flipping the Script on Urban Development

From Wall Street to the World Bank, people are looking at Kampala as a model for how cities can finance their futures.

Africa

These Millennials Put Community First in Small City Design

Not too long ago, Adrian Lipscombe was bicycle coordinator for the city of Austin, working across departments to advance the bike agenda and working …

The Business of Climate Change - MIT Technology Review

The U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently announced that on May 23, 2016, the South Pole Observatory recorded …

Farming

Using Design Thinking to Embed Learning in Our Jobs

Since we now expect learning to be as simple and compelling as watching YouTube, hundreds of video-based content providers and MOOCs offer free bite-sized content for us to consume on our phones while sitting in the coffee shop or standing in the subway. But corporate learning management systems …

British economy begins to show signs of post-Brexit slowdown

Signs of retrenchment in construction industry, car factories and high street stores overshadow stronger than expected 0.6% expansion in run-up to vote<p>Fears that the British economy has been knocked off course by the Brexit vote have been reinforced by signs of retrenchment across key industries, …

Common sense architecture

Much before the carbon footprint calculations began, much before the sustainability talks began, and much before the importance of green sense was …

Green light: Hong Kong to go flat out to build eco-friendly skyscrapers

In the near future, Hong Kong is expected to go full swing in the use of green technology for skyscrapers, making them cost-efficient and …

How Milwaukee is brewing energy efficiency, financial innovation

While not as flashy as solar or wind technology, energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective and powerful tools for helping cities mitigate …

Energy Efficiency

Sustainable Manufacturing Facilities Seek Green Certification

Manufacturing facilities are increasing seeking LEED green building certification, according to a US Green Building Council report.<p>LEED in Motion: …

Is an International Agreement for Sustainable Urbanization Possible?

Diplomats and representatives of 100-plus countries gathered in Surabaya, Indonesia, this week to finalize the New Urban Agenda, a United …

Urbanism

International Leaders Can’t Agree on a Road Map for Sustainable Urbanization

Three days of occasionally round-the-clock talks failed to deliver an agreement this week on the New Urban Agenda, the United Nations’ urbanization …

PLACE

Managing Urban Expansion for the Sustainability of Cities

No one disputes the exponential urban population growth the world is experiencing and its dramatic consequences if we do not act now. Neither does …

PLACE

Urbanization should be used as development tool: UN

Corry Elyda<p>The Jakarta Post<p>Surabaya | Tue, July 26 2016 | 08:49 am<p><b>PREMIUM</b> The new urban agenda proposed during the UN Third Habitat Preparatory …

Surabaya: Toward a new urban agenda

Joan Clos<p>Nairobi | Mon, July 25 2016 | 07:52 am<p><b>PREMIUM</b> The city of Surabaya, under the auspices of the government of the Republic of Indonesia, is …

New Workspace Designs Require New Management Designs

Many organizations are experimenting with new ways to design their physical space. While this is a great trend to see, these same organizations are forgetting that changes related to physical space also require changes to management. A traditional office environment typically has cubicles, some …

Gensler publishes latest US and UK Workplace Surveys for 2016

Gensler has announced the results of its Workplace Survey 2016 for both the UK and the US. Key claims of the UK report based on a study of 1,210 …

Marathon Oil Co. completes $1.5M renovation of floor into modern workspace - Houston Business Journal

By Cara Smith <br>– Reporter, Houston Business Journal<p>Jul 15, 2016, 8:41am CDT<p>Houston-based Marathon Oil Co. (NYSE: MRO) has finished its renovation of …

The catch-22 of office space that's hurting energy companies

It may be time to abandon the nine-to-five schedule and start seeing the value in flex work schedules, findings in a recent report suggest. However, …

The Workplace