The point of a pilot

Taking risks and testing performance – that’s the point of a pilot. These two key themes emerged in a recent AECOM conference presentation in Sydney. The conference explored Next Generation Activity Based Workplaces (ABW). I shared an extended case study of SBS’ Agile pilot space in its Artarmon headquarters. With a background as Australia’s multicultural broadcaster, […]

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Suburbs or city center?

Left to right: Panelists Neeraj Bhatia, Alexa Arena, and Andrew Laing. Urbanism, the future of work, and the implications of both for real estate were top of mind when the Strategy Plus team hosted a Think+Drink event in AECOM’s San Francisco office earlier this month. The “thinking” portion of the event, attended by more than […]

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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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