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The Next Normal – The future of the high-rise: Creating people-centric spaces

As the world becomes more urban, more people will live and work in high-rises. What will that mean for builders, real-estate companies, and tenants? In this edition, The Next Normal explores the high-rise of 2030.
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Reimagining the office and work life after COVID-19

– The pandemic has forced the adoption of new ways of working. Organizations must reimagine their work and the role of offices in... creating safe, productive, and enjoyable jobs and lives for employees.
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Speed and resilience: Five priorities for the next five months

– As businesses recover from COVID-19-related disruption and reimagine themselves for the next normal, they need to ask—and answer—five... questions.
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Commercial real estate must do more than merely adapt to coronavirus

– COVID-19 is a humanitarian challenge that will have lasting effects on how people live, work, and play. By acting today, real... estate leaders can best serve end users and ensure their own viability.

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Building sustainable and affordable urban living: A conversation with White Peak’s Jesper Jos Olsson

– Not many companies are bold enough to enter the challenging Chinese market without a local partner. But a desire to retain full... control, and the belief that relying on local partners may hinder its ability to learn and scale, eventually paid off, according to the cofounder of a Beijing-based, Swedish property developer.
Interview - Learn to Leap #11

How to plan a successful leadership succession at a start-up

– After spending ten years turning their start-up into a highly profitable unicorn business, the cofounders of PropertyGuru were... able to successfully hand over the reins of the business and safeguard its continued success.
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Reimagining the office and work life after COVID-19

– The pandemic has forced the adoption of new ways of working. Organizations must reimagine their work and the role of offices in... creating safe, productive, and enjoyable jobs and lives for employees.
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How construction can emerge stronger after coronavirus

– Engineering, construction, and building materials have a vital role to play in a post-pandemic recovery of our communities and... economies. Seven actions can help companies prepare for the next normal.
Debate

Debate: Funding infrastructure investment in a post-COVID-19 economy

– Harvard economists Larry Summers and Ed Glaeser debate how to fund infrastructure investment in a post-COVID world.
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The effect of government stimulus on commercial real estate amid COVID-19

– Governments have used a variety of measures to support commercial real estate and their tenants through COVID-19—with mixed... results for both parties. What opportunity exists for new approaches?
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Addressing society’s pain points: An interview with the CEO of Ayala Corporation

– Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala reflects on Asia’s imperative, and his own, to find inclusive and creative solutions to complex... and uncertain challenges.
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Investing for the long term: ‘Be patient and focus on the big trends’

– Michael Sabia, chairman of Canada Infrastructure Bank, shares his views on how infrastructure and real-estate investors can succeed... in an increasingly uncertain world.
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The high-rise in 2030

– In this video, McKinsey experts describe how high-rise buildings might change in the coming decade—and how construction... and real-estate companies should evolve.
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‘The pyramids of the future’: Designing and building for sustainability

– Climate change and other long-term issues should inform the design and construction of skyscrapers, says WSP’s Alexandre... L’Heureux.
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Using analytics to get European rail maintenance on track

– By harnessing data and analytics, European rail-infrastructure operators can deliver better performance at a lower cost.
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