It comes down to flexibility, culture and community, does it?

I sit down and talk to my eldest son. He is only 11. We have one of those conversations where you are not sure where it might go. It went to the past of how things are now and how he struggles to comprehend a world without the internet, with only limited TV channels andContinue reading “It comes down to flexibility, culture and community, does it?”

We must do better for our working environments

There have been a fair number of posts recently about people returning to the office. Now I’m a fan of the office and it serves a part of my working time – that said I see the benefits of alternating working models and spend my time split across both home, corporate office and co-working spaces.Continue reading “We must do better for our working environments”

Imagine if our cities were a little bit better!

Our built environment has largely been in place for many years and is therefore simply not fit for a modern world. A world where we have to be more sustainable. We have to reduce our impact on the environment while maintaining places that serve a purpose for us – whether to live, work, play orContinue reading Imagine if our cities were a little bit better!

It’s not about us versus them. It’s about choice.

Why are we so black and white about things? Why can’t there be acceptance that one way or the other isn’t necessarily the answer. Remote first vs office first. How about making a choice first? All this talk of exodus from the office and lambasting those who say how much they enjoyed working from theContinue reading It’s not about us versus them. It’s about choice.

It’s time climate change actions occurred!

If an organisation doesn’t have climate change at the top of the agenda at the moment then questions need to be raised. Now I’m sure you can quote some organisations where rightly it shouldn’t be top of the list but the general point is most should. Investors want net-zero commitments AND actions. The regulators areContinue reading “It’s time climate change actions occurred!”

Our health deserves better

Following my last blog: Built Environment & Our Health I have continued to explore the linkage between health and the built environment.  Our health can be split into mental and physical health. Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave. Physical health is theContinue reading “Our health deserves better”

The built environment and our health

The built environment is a key impactor on our lives. It can either support or harm our physical & mental health, our wellbeing and overall quality of life. Our homes where we live, our workplaces (which could be our home, office or another location), our leisure space and our learning space. They all cross overContinue reading “The built environment and our health”

Time to turn the oil tanker

Over the last few weeks I have been taking part in an online course entitled ‘Future Proof Real Estate’ delivered by Dror Poleg and Antony Slumbers (learn more here: Future-Proof Real Estate Course — Real Innovation Academy – Real Innovation Academy).  I decided to take the course for one specific purpose: to understand the keyContinue reading “Time to turn the oil tanker”