Built Environment Category

Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – The Internet of Things

The third in the series of posts about McKinsey and Company 12 Disruptive Technologies, and one that being a nerd I absolutely love – The Internet of Things or Big Data. This one is huge for planners and local councils. Along with increasing mobile internet useage we are seeing a rapid increase in the number […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – Automation of Knowledge Work

The second in a series inspired by the McKinsey and Company 12 Disruptive Technology report, this post considers the impact of the Automation of Knowledge Work. The first post considered mobile internet as a disruptor, the idea that as mobile internet speeds increase, the ‘place’ that we do work will dramatically change. The ability to […]

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Disruptive Tech Property Industry Impact – Mobile Internet

I posted yesterday on the McKinsey and Company 12 Disruptive Technologies and have decided to consider the impact of these technologies on our built environment. The first up is Mobile Internet. Not only will mobile internet be huge on our everyday lives but it has the potential to massively impact what we currently know as […]

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Sunday Morning Disruptive Tech – McKinsey’s 12

McKinsey & Company have brought out a new report on what they think the disruptive techs will be over the coming years. They have estimated that “the¬†applications of the 12 technologies discussed in the report could have a potential economic impact between $14 trillion and $33 trillion a year in 2025.” Some of these will […]

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Be frugal, be green!

We seem to have created a culture where it is perceived that you can only really be green if you have spent more than you would have if you haven’t been green.¬† A common question we get asked – How much more does it cost to build a 6 Green Star office building compared to […]

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We are being green – car travel now at 1995 levels in the US

Car travel in the US has been declining since 2005, that’s pre-financial crisis! In the age group 16-34 year olds car travel dropped by 23% between 2001 and 2009 – wow! Public transport is now cool! An article in the Washington Post quoted some research done by Doug Short that looked at car travel in […]

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Reason to be cautious – electricity price tipped to fall, gas price remains uncertain

Electricity price rises in NSW are expected to slow next year to only a 3% rise, which is great news. The Energy Minister Chris Hartcher went on to say that by mid-2015 we should expect to see an average 6% fall. Even greater news as energy poverty has become a greater concern in low income […]

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