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Across Europe cities are taking urgent steps to cut rising levels of air pollution from congested urban areas.
On any weekday morning in India’s big cities traffic jams stretch back as far as the eye can see as commuters slowly make their way into the office.
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.
From hotel lobbies to restaurant floors, robots have started servicing customers’ basic requests.
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’.
Technology is proving to be something of a double edged sword for the big hotel chains.
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.
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.
“Built into a hillside with a grass roof, from some angles it seems to be cut out of the mountain. Looking at it can be like a game of hide and seek.”
“The renovated Astor Hotel helped Tianjin to embrace European colonial architecture, showing how it can be put to positive use in the contemporary city.”