Sparking Productivity Through Office Design—Where Do We Start?

Office design is an investment, not a cost. You may have heard that we spend one-third of our lives sleeping, but do you know work also takes up a similar portion of our lives? An average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime; therefore, it’s no exaggeration to say that the office … Read more

Book Review: ‘Hollywood Victory’ by Christian Blauvelt

hollywood victory The Movies, Stars, and Stories of World War II By Christian Blauvelt. 228 pp. Running Press, 2021, $30. When America marched off to war following the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, so did Hollywood. Actors, directors, screenwriters and movie moguls did their part by producing morale-boosting movies and documentaries, entertaining troops, selling war … Read more

How Geospatial Technology Connects Reality With Metaverse

How can geospatial technologies lend a helping hand in providing a better virtual experience and shaping a more productive future? When you are lost on the street, you will probably use your phone and check your favorite navigation app to find the correct route. The whole process is so effortless that you may not realize … Read more

“I’m Reclaiming The Banks Of The Thames For Londoners”

The author showing what kind of obstacles face walkers and cyclists along the Thames. Image: Reclaim Our River The River Thames is one of the greatest natural wonders of our nation. But anyone who has walked the Thames Path through east London will know how frustrating it is — blocked by 1980s residential developments or … Read more

‘Hopeless’: Chinese homebuyers run out of patience with developers

By Beiyi Seow Newly married and with his first child on the way, auto worker Wang wanted to move into the apartment he bought in Wuhan three years ago but those hopes were dashed by China’s ballooning property crisis. Saddled with $300,000 in debt and with his unit nowhere near completion, the 34-year-old decided he … Read more

Over 113,000 residents left city in 12 months, as Hong Kong sees largest mid-year population drop on record

Hong Kong’s population has dipped by 1.6 percent to around 7.29 million, with more than 113,000 residents leaving the city in the past year, according to government figures. The year-on-year drop was the largest percentage decline over a 12-month period since records began in 1961. The Census and Statistics Department released the latest mid-year population … Read more

London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The image above is from August 2013: The day a huge power cut left thousands trapped on tube trains London Underground The Victoria Line was crowned the noisiest on the Transport for London (TfL) network after it received the highest number of complaints from passengers, drivers and … Read more