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5 guest trends dominating travel experiences in 2021
5 guest trends dominating travel experiences in 2021Article

Given the challenges that Covid-19 brought to the hospitality industry, it has had to adapt to ensure its survival. Now with domestic travel slowly returning, the question is: What are the specific challenges that are shaping the 'new normal'?

3 May 2021

Hybrid working to become the norm for FTSE 250 companies
Hybrid working to become the norm for FTSE 250 companiesArticle

A new study has revealed the extent to which Covid-19 has transformed the way that FTSE 250 companies will use workspaces in the future...

Issued by GO Content Lab 20 Apr 2021

Century City's curved glazed Sable Corner now complete
Century City's curved glazed Sable Corner now completeArticle

Developed by Rabie Property Group and designed by dhk Architects, the recently completed Sable Corner is a four-storey commercial development is situated in the Bridgeways Precinct in Century City, Cape Town...

6 Apr 2021

Colonial legacies shape urban nature: why this should change
Colonial legacies shape urban nature: why this should changeArticle

Being in nature has benefits for people as studies have shown. There's ample evidence that experiences of nature have positive physical and psychological outcomes...

Michelle Cocks and Charlie Shackleton 25 Mar 2021

Climate change needs to be treated like the Covid-19 crisis
Climate change needs to be treated like the Covid-19 crisisArticle

2019 was the hottest year on record, not only in South Africa, but across the globe. Impacts of this are severe...

Liteboho Makhele 5 Feb 2021

The Ridge receives 6-star Green Star Office Design rating
The Ridge receives 6-star Green Star Office Design ratingArticle

Situated in the Portswood District of the V&A Waterfront, The Ridge has been awarded a 6-star Green Star Office Design rating...

3 Feb 2021

Egypt to construct Cairo Eye, largest wheel in Africa
Egypt to construct Cairo Eye, largest wheel in AfricaArticle

Hawai for Tourism and Investment recently announced the launch of the Cairo Eye project in Egypt, the first observation wheel in Cairo...

25 Jan 2021

Lego Botanical Collection designed to aid creativity and stress relief in adults
Lego Botanical Collection designed to aid creativity and stress relief in adultsArticle

The Lego Group has released its decorative Botanical Collection, comprising Flower Bouquet and Bonsai Tree sets for green-fingered or plant-loving adults looking for simple, mindful activities...

12 Jan 2021

The loss of vegetation is creating a dangerous heat island over Nairobi
The loss of vegetation is creating a dangerous heat island over NairobiArticle

Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, used to be known as the "Green City in the Sun" for its lush environment. There have, however, recently been a lot of changes to Nairobi's land cover...

17 Dec 2020

Covid-19 will not change cities in long term - Norman Foster
Covid-19 will not change cities in long term - Norman FosterArticle

Delivering an opening keynote to the first United Nations Forum of Mayors earlier this month in Geneva, Switzerland, Norman Foster, founder and executive chairman of Foster + Partners, said the coronavirus pandemic will not change cities in the long term...

26 Oct 2020

Blok's newly-launched 'SIX ON N' offers both investment security and lifestyle benefits
Blok's newly-launched 'SIX ON N' offers both investment security and lifestyle benefitsArticle

Blok's latest development, SIX ON N, is an innovative solution for those seeking a more agile, affordable investment. The 87-apartment development is located on the prestigious Norfolk Road in Sea Point...

Issued by Blok 15 Oct 2020

Garden Day to be celebrated virtually this year
Garden Day to be celebrated virtually this yearArticle

Garden Day will be held on 11 October 2020. Compared to past years, this year's celebration of all things green will be held virtually given our current pandemic...

5 Oct 2020

FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systems
FAO launches Green Cities Initiative to help transform agri-food systemsArticle

Turning the recovery from Covid-19 into an opportunity for cities to become more sustainable, resilient, and provide access to healthy foods for all...

21 Sep 2020

Makoko neighbourhood in Lagos, initially founded as a fishing village.Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images
Can Covid-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?Article

Health crises are not new in Africa. The continent has grappled with infectious diseases on all levels, from local (such as malaria) to regional (Ebola) to global (Covid-19)...

Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Ellis Adjei Adams & Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie 21 Sep 2020

We mapped green spaces in South Africa and found a legacy of apartheid
We mapped green spaces in South Africa and found a legacy of apartheidArticle

It has been 30 years since Nelson Mandela was released from prison and South Africa began to dismantle apartheid...

Zander Venter 31 Jul 2020

More companies embrace new ways of working
More companies embrace new ways of workingArticle

Companies are increasingly softening to the ideas of remote working and flexitime as the understanding of the importance of employee wellness on productivity starts gaining ground...

6 Feb 2020

#BizTrends2020: Africa's new wave architecture
#BizTrends2020: Africa's new wave architectureArticle

We are entering a new phase in the history of African architecture. A period defined by African architects who are moved by cultural nuances and societal needs...

Chris Malan 9 Jan 2020

Mexico builds world's first 3D-printed community houses
Mexico builds world's first 3D-printed community housesArticle

New Story, a non-profit organisation offering pioneering solutions to end global homelessness, has announced that the world's first 3D-printed community is officially being built and it has revealed the first set of homes in Mexico...

30 Dec 2019

Durban named world's greenest city
Durban named world's greenest cityArticle

According to the Husqvarna Urban Green Space Index (HUGSI) 2019, Durban is the greenest city in the world...

23 Dec 2019

New OxGlen buildings target Green Star design rating
New OxGlen buildings target Green Star design ratingArticle

The two newest buildings in the OxGlen precinct, known as OxGlen Block 3 and Block 4, are targeting a four-star Green Star SA Office v1.1 Design rating...

17 Dec 2019

#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planet
#SACSCCongress: How green roofs can contribute to people, profit and planetArticle

Vacant rooftops across all major cities around the world are a dime a dozen. Their concrete surfaces aren't just a waste of space in a highly urbanised world, but also contribute to the heat island effect that afflicts these built-up areas. So why not farm on them?

Sindy Peters 23 Oct 2019

Timberland commits to planting 50 million trees by 2025
Timberland commits to planting 50 million trees by 2025Article

Timberland has committed to planting 50 million trees by 2025, supporting multiple re-forestation initiatives around the world...

15 Oct 2019

Green roofs improve the urban environment - so why don't all buildings have them?
Green roofs improve the urban environment - so why don't all buildings have them?Article

Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world...

Michael Hardman and Nick Davies 7 Oct 2019

Nigeria's Akure is a good example of how not to build a city
Nigeria's Akure is a good example of how not to build a cityArticle

Akure is one of Nigeria's emerging cities. Located within Ondo State in the country's south west, it's a settlement about 350kms from Lagos where roads meet from major towns such as Ilesa, Ondo, Owo and Ado-Ekiti...

Michael O. Alabi 30 Sep 2019

Foster + Partners releases greenery-enhanced design for Shanghai Luye Lilan Hospital
Foster + Partners releases greenery-enhanced design for Shanghai Luye Lilan HospitalArticle

Foster + Partners, in partnership with Luye Medical and Cleveland Clinic, has released its design for a greenery-enhanced hospital in Shanghai, China's New Hong Qiao International Medical Center (IMC) campus...

25 Sep 2019

Husqvarna proudly announces Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira as its first-ever African ambassador
Husqvarna proudly announces Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira as its first-ever African ambassadorArticle

Tendai Mtawarira isn't just one of South Africa's most talented rugby players, he's also a family man who embodies the core values of the Husqvarna brand - commitment, teamwork, family and support...

Issued by Husqvarna South Africa 23 Sep 2019

New study: Birds prefer to live in luxury than in poor areas
New study: Birds prefer to live in luxury than in poor areasArticle

According to a new study of birdlife in South African cities, birds prefer wealthy areas to poorer ones but will move out if things get too cramped...

11 Jun 2019

Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planning
Smart cities: The promises and failures of utopian technological planningArticle

Technology and innovation transform the ways that we interact with governments, purchase products and manage our health and lives. This turmoil affects cities...

Sylvie Albert 30 Apr 2019

Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announced
Lesotho Rise in the City design competition winner announcedArticle

Winners of the Rise in the City international architecture competition for affordable housing in Maseru, Lesotho were announced earlier this month...

20 Mar 2019

DS+R to design new Hungarian Museum of Transport in Budapest
DS+R to design new Hungarian Museum of Transport in BudapestArticle

Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) has won an international design competition for the new Hungarian Museum of Transport in Budapest, Hungary...

12 Mar 2019

Where are the best places to invest in UK property in 2019?
Where are the best places to invest in UK property in 2019?Article

2019 is finally upon us and with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, many are apprehensive about investing in the UK property market...

Issued by One Touch Solutions 21 Jan 2019

Local developers take inspiration from mixed-use precincts abroad
Local developers take inspiration from mixed-use precincts abroadArticle

More and more people are buying into the trend of urban living, opting for central living with a range of amenities and minimal travel time...

16 Jan 2019

Stefano Boeri Architetti unveils design for "greenest building" in Belgium
Stefano Boeri Architetti unveils design for "greenest building" in BelgiumArticle

Stefano Boeri Architetti has unveiled the design for Palazzo Verde in Antwerp's Nieuw Zuid district...

31 Dec 2018

Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if they do not adapt
Many African countries are flooding, risking decades of development if they do not adaptArticle

Most African countries have made strong progress in achieving major development goals in the last few years. Despite this much needed progress, the past decade has seen flooding damage or destroy much of this same infrastructure,..

Olalekan Adekola 3 Dec 2018

Viable forest solutions are needed to build greener, healthier cities says FAO
Viable forest solutions are needed to build greener, healthier cities says FAOArticle

"More sustainable models of urban growth are urgently needed," said Hiroto Mitsugi, Food and Agriculture Organisation assistant director-general, Forestry Department at the opening of the first World Forum on Urban Forests...

28 Nov 2018

How MVRDV's buildings contribute to sustainable living for the future
How MVRDV's buildings contribute to sustainable living for the futureArticle

"We love to play with models because you can create many variations or changes for what you want to reflect, but physical models are still important for us," said Jan Knikker...

8 Oct 2018

#DontLetThemDisappear: A world without elephants
#DontLetThemDisappear: A world without elephantsArticle

Around 96 African elephants are poached for their ivory every day, that's one elephant every 15 minutes...

Sindy Peters 30 Aug 2018

Urbanscape Architects revamps LT Foods office in Sonepat
Urbanscape Architects revamps LT Foods office in SonepatArticle

Building something anew is relatively easier than modifying the old to the new. With existing buildings, you need to battle existing realities...

24 Aug 2018

Extinction is a natural process, but it's happening at 1,000 times the normal speed
Extinction is a natural process, but it's happening at 1,000 times the normal speedArticle

When Sudan the white rhino was put down by his carers earlier this year, it confirmed the extinction of one of the savannah's most iconic subspecies...

Elizabeth Boakes and David Redding 23 Jul 2018

Nairobi is planning car-free days. They could bring many benefits
Nairobi is planning car-free days. They could bring many benefitsArticle

Kenya's capital, Nairobi, is the second most congested city in the world. To reduce congestion, Nairobi County has proposed car-free Wednesdays and Saturdays in two of the busiest parts of the city...

Haneen Khreis and Mark Nieuwenhuijsen 10 Jul 2018

6 firms compete to design University College Dublin's future campus
6 firms compete to design University College Dublin's future campusArticle

Six competing designs for the University College Dublin's future campus have been released...

5 Jul 2018

SHL Architects reveals images for Solvay's new HQ
SHL Architects reveals images for Solvay's new HQArticle

Danish architectural firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects (SHL) has released images for the sustainable, new HQ of Solvay in Belgium...

13 Jun 2018

What you will pay for property in Durban's most popular suburbs
What you will pay for property in Durban's most popular suburbsArticle

Private Property data reveals that there is strong interest from buyers in suburbs across the city. Here are the most popular suburbs and the property prices in them...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 6 Jun 2018

Frank Gehry revises plans for Ocean Avenue Tower in Santa Monica
Frank Gehry revises plans for Ocean Avenue Tower in Santa MonicaArticle

Frank Gehry has released an updated version of plans for his new Ocean Avenue Tower in Santa Monica, California...

8 May 2018

Paris “under water” and other European cities facing drastic climate change should trigger planners to think urban spaces differently. ,
When climate comes unhinged, we need to rethink how to build our citiesArticle

In late January 2018, Paris seemed to be drowning...

Dagmar Haase 19 Feb 2018

#WorldWetlandsDay: Protect, conserve SA's wetlands
#WorldWetlandsDay: Protect, conserve SA's wetlandsArticle

Deputy minister of environmental affairs Barbara Thomson has encouraged South Africans to get involved in protection and conservation of wetlands in the country...

2 Feb 2018

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Heading back to the office? Bring these plants with you to fight formaldehyde (and other nasties)Article

Humans have built high-rises since ancient Roman times, but it wasn't until the 20th century that they became the default work space for a significant slice of the world's workers...

Danica-Lea Larcombe 11 Jan 2018

Can virtual nature and poo transplants solve city dwellers' health problems?
Can virtual nature and poo transplants solve city dwellers' health problems?Article

Nature is good for your health. Perhaps predictably, the world of technology is now offering technical solutions that seek to replace the need for authentic nature experiences...

Anne Cleary and Dave Kendal 1 Nov 2017

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Bees in the city: Designing green roofs for pollinatorsArticle

One in three bites of food that we eat relies on bee pollination...

Catherine Howell, Jennifer Drake and Liat Margolis 18 Oct 2017

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