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Oasia Hotel Downtown. Image: WOHA

These are 2018’s best tall buildings

Singapore’s Oasia Hotel Downtown has been named the world’s best tall building at the 2018 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awards.

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The living buildings of the future

I recently participated in the Living Future unConference, the annual event that leads the world in regenerative design.

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“Unprecedented” numbers of investors call for climate action

A global coalition of 288 institutional investors with $26 trillion (AU$34.1 trillion) in assets under management, including 23 Australian investors with close to $2 trillion in assets, have issued a call to leaders at the G7 meeting in Canada this week to step up action on climate change.

Bring Your Office to Life – the ebook

New ebook: The world is moving at breakneck speed. We face challenges still barely imaginable. Where we work, how we work and how we collaborate to carve out the future we want has never been more important.

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Revealed: car dealers a roadblock to electric vehicles

In the property industry real estate agents have been cited as one of the biggest barriers to uptake of sustainable housing and technology such as solar. Now it seems the equivalent in the car space – the dealer – is actively discouraging uptake of electric vehicles (EVs).

Cyclists are paranoid, and with good reason

More than 70 per cent of London cyclists are paranoid that other road users are hostile or want to cause them harm, a study has found. And according to psychologists it’s a “normal and understandable response”, given the significant and real threats of urban cycling. 

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Graphene “game-changer” means stronger, greener concrete

University of Exeter researchers have found a way to incorporate wonder material graphene into the traditional concrete production process, a move they say could revolutionise the construction industry and lead to a much greener, stronger and durable product.

Our favourite cities – by four urban planners

Here, four urban planners name their favourite cities, and explain what makes them special.