Year of the horse at full gallop

The growing phenomenon of Chinese investment into Australia holds much promise for the rejuvenation of Australia’s property sector. The stats tell the story: the real estate sector was the top destination for foreign investment in Australia during the 2012-2013 financial year, with approvals of AUD$51.9 billion, surpassing other major sectors including that of mineral exploration and […]

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The new office workscape

The Fourth International Utzon Symposium was held in the Sydney Opera House March 7-9. The work of the late Danish architect, Jorn Utzon, is renowned globally and his vision for the Sydney Opera House has been formally recognised with its inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2007. The Symposium brought together the full […]

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Gender and Gen-I

I was recently introduced to three new friends, the Re-con Man, Athena Woman and Generation I, at a LS:N Global trend briefing in Sydney, led by UK-based The Future Laboratory. While these introductions were made with an abundance of rather cute descriptors (fem-trepreneurs, man-ventures, VIPeers), underneath the gloss I got some insight into how these […]

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Working in the Digital City

What interests me most about the technology sector in New York was that it pioneers so many of the new ways of using space and technology and represents a broader vision of what future workplaces could be like. The tech sector has been growing very fast in New York, primarily because the products and applications […]

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The not-shop

Image courtesy of Leila, Berlin. ABC news Australia recently reported that 10 million people in the U.S. are unemployed.  Forty percent of these people have been unemployed for more than six months. Ten million is a huge number to grasp, until you think of it like this: Australia has a population of 23 million people. […]

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