How will net zero change real estate?

New writing… My piece for Real Views is now live, looking at the potential impact of ambitious targets for net zero buildings on the global property market between now and 2030, then on towards 2050. From energy generation and efficiency, to carbon cutting and offsetting, the drive is on to make green the new normal. Complete with links to real case study projects, the article asks: ‘How will the push for net zero buildings change real estate?’

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‘Enterprise Agility’ in The Times

imageNew writing… I have a couple of pieces for Raconteur published today in The Times newspaper, looking at Enterprise Agility in general, plus supply chain matters, in particular:

‘Embrace the unknown with unbounded vision’ – online title ‘Business agility is fundamental to market resilience‘;

‘New mindsets and supply chain metrics’ – online title ‘New agile mindsets and metrics for supply chain‘.

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Carbon Pawprints: The Case for Eco Pet Food

imageNew writing… My piece for Viewers to Volunteers is now live, looking at the market for environmentally and ethically conscious menus for cats and dogs. How might putting your pet on a more sustainable diet help fight global warming as well as animal obesity: ‘Carbon Pawprints: The Case for Eco Pet Food’?

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Edible Flowers: Haute Cuisine to Home Garden

imageNew writing… My latest piece for Viewers to Volunteers is now live, looking at what we can learn from the trend for incorporating flowers into restaurant menus and recipes around the world: ‘Edible Flowers: Haute Cuisine to Home Garden’.

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Mapping Risk + Managing Projects; Thrills + Bio in Buildings

IMG_2606More of my journalism and blogging has been published in the last few months and I have provided a brief update menu of Built Environment, Real Estate, Project Management and Supply Chain articles below, with links to original copy. (Additional writings on Energy, Environment and Education to follow.)


IMG_2607Map Supply Chains for Turns in the Road

Summary: Managing the many risk factors that have the potential to disrupt a supply chain is no easy task, but a strategic approach can mitigate the impact of natural and man-made calamities.

Published in: ‘Supply Chain Strategies’ Special Report, ‘The Times’ (16 June, 2016)

IMG_2764Moving Earth, Iron, Ice and Community

Summary: Relocating an entire town 3km east in the Arctic Circle, with temperatures as low as -43°C, ranks as one of the most challenging projects ever attempted.

Published in: ‘Project Management’ Special Report, ‘The Sunday Times’ (22 May, 2016)

IMG_2516Mindset Not Toolset – It’s All About People

Summary: Project management is a dynamic growth industry, but the boom brings with it significant challenges which must be overcome to establish this young profession.

Published in: ‘Project Management’ Special Report, ‘The Sunday Times’ (22 May, 2016)

IMG_2765Skyscrapers: A Licence to Thrill

Summary: Times and tastes have changed. It is no longer enough to be a tall building with just a restaurant at the top offering a birds-eye view of the city: visitors want to walk, jump, even slide, high in the sky.

Published in: JLL ‘Real Views’ (20 May, 2016)

IMG_2453How Cutting Edge Science Is Bringing Buildings to Life

Summary: Most of us think of modern buildings as inert structures – the shell for all the activity that goes on inside. Advances in science and technology, however, are creating new types of biological and metabolic materials which are essentially turning a growing number of buildings into living, breathing organisms.

Published in: JLL ‘Real Views’ (10 May, 2016)

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