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Expanding cities and changing weather patterns are leaving urban areas increasingly vulnerable to flooding, yet building design and better urban planning can play a key role in mitigating the risks and minimizing damage.
Across Europe cities are taking urgent steps to cut rising levels of air pollution from congested urban areas.
From exoskeletons to augmented reality goggles, wearable tech is coming to construction sites – and helping to improve safety, efficiency and morale.
Chatbots are already working hard in the hospitality industry, from taking fast food orders to helping travelers plan their trips. While conversational AI is very much in its infancy in the hotel sector, it certainly has plenty of potential.
Germany welcomed around one million migrants in 2015, as the country opened its borders to refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Though migration numbers in 2016 have declined, the sudden demographic change is having a big impact across the country’s real estate – and its economy.
International hotel groups are boosting their presence in India, with big name brands set to open numerous properties across the country in the coming years.
Once a novelty concept, today pop-up stores are a firm fixture in shopping centers, transit hubs and markets – in fact, anywhere with a high footfall.
At a time when budget travelers are increasingly experience-driven, the hospitality industry is responding with a concept that caters to this new guest profile: the ‘poshtel’.
Cities are becoming increasingly innovative in their quest to attract visitors and residents, and to stimulate the local economy—giving rise to a number of initiatives that aim to draw the eyes of the world.
Traditionally, mixed-use developments might feature a few restaurants, a handful of shops, a hotel and maybe some office space or modern apartments.
In the United States, there’s now a new ingredient being thrown into the mix: sports facilities—especially those catering to amateur and university sports.
Across our modern cities, abandoned railway lines and derelict industrial areas are being transformed into green public space in the name of urban renewal.
Gone are the days when take-out options were limited to greasy fast food. Today, hungry city-dwellers can enjoy meals by top chefs in the comfort of their own home, thanks to a swathe of third party delivery services that are revolutionizing the restaurant industry.