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Smarter Cities 2025

Smarter Cities 2025

The term “smart” can be a prefix for a whole host of things: phones, motorways, tickets, cards, buildings.  And also cities, many of which are making concerted attempts to become smarter as a way of generating a range of economic, social, cultural and other benefits...
The Avatar effect and IoT lighting

The Avatar effect and IoT lighting

Putting the ‘eye’ in ‘IoT’ – with developments in IoT lighting, it is now possible for lightbulbs to ‘see’ and monitor activity in a building. In 2010, James Cameron’s movie Avatar was released, earning $2.7bn and becoming one of the highest-grossing blockbusters...
A ‘Smarter’ future for office space in the UK?

A ‘Smarter’ future for office space in the UK?

Checking the progress of ‘Smart’ office space in the UK. The new CBRE viewpoint ‘Smarter Regions? is now out and available in short or full format. We explore: Smart on whose terms? The term ‘smart office space’ risks becoming a cliché in real estate....

Should we worry about offices-to-homes permitted development?

And The Rest: the non-housing highlights of Budget 2017