Vancouver has been grappling with its housing affordability crisis for over a decade – and its mayor has some advice for Sydney. Part of the problem, he said, is that Australia and Canada were “way behind in innovation in government” and cities were left with few real policy levels to tackle the issue. Source: Housing
Property developers need to start thinking outside the box to differentiate their product from the competition! http://snip.ly/y76el Canberrans living in apartment blocks could soon save on their power bills by bulk-buying electricity. Source: Draft bill to allow Canberra building owners to bulk-buy power to sell to tenants
Smart Cities, Smart Developments and Smart Homes all part of the puzzle. As an estimated 3m people move to metropolitan areas every week¹, cities need to keep getting smarter, to continue providing livable spaces for their residents. Otherwise, they will collapse under the myriad issues fast population growth brings. In addition to larger numbers of
Jeremy McLeod shatters the Australian Dream with a new model on urban housing that is environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. He challenges the status quo development model of meaningless apartments designed to investor specifications for maximum yield with little or no regard for people, community or the environment. The Nightingale model is an alternative that is easily replicated, benefits the community, the city and is designed for real life.
Is Your Property Investment Future Proof? Clickworkers An acquaintance, Lutz, gave me a tour of his co-working space in his Neukölln neighborhood in Berlin, where he and a dozen other digital entrepreneurs rent out little cubicles, share office expenses and network. Lutz and his colleagues are called ‚clickworkers’ because they work over the internet for anybody who
An online survey of 900 decision makers across 6 industries – healthcare, insurance, medical technology companies, telecom operators, app developers/aggregators and government regulatory bodies – was carried out in Germany, Japan, South Korea, the UK and the US.
This report presents insights from an online survey of 4,500 advanced smartphone/mobile broadband users aged 18–69 carried out in February 2017. The respondents were based in Germany, Japan, South Korea, the UK and the US. Respondents were smartphone users on mobile broadband, who have higher than average use of fitness trackers, smart watches, and health apps to monitor their health. Although this represents only 16 percent of the total population of over 650 million living in these 5 countries, the health monitoring behaviors of these respondents help us predict future trends in healthcare evolution.
Mrivac boss Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz says renting in Australia is “set up to serve the owner not the tenant”. She says that is about to change. Source: Renting in Australia is generally ‘miserable’ but doesn’t have to be | afr.com