Europe

Tackling city making and the hierarchy of needs

Australian cities are not the only ones struggling to maintain a good quality of life for their residents as populations grow. WSP’s global director of property and buildings Tom Smith…

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New buyers and renters want eco-friendly homes

Around half of new home buyers and tenants under 40 years of age in Britain actively seek eco-aware homes, showing that the public is now more conscious of sustainability than ever before.

The universities embracing Passivhaus design

Passivhaus design, originally intended for housing, is being adapted to demanding university and other educational buildings, which have complex needs in terms of occupancy and technology. 

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How construction can improve social value

A movement is underway in the UK to encourage the construction industry to do more to improve civil society cohesion and ethics. This is steering the direction of Government legislation.