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Tuesday
Apr152014

Education 3.0: Life After Tech

The Dwight-Englewood School. Image © Gensler

The educational technology arms race is on. It all started in 1991 when a certain company invented an interactive whiteboard that would allow a teacher to interface with a computer and the class at the same time. Fast forward to 2014 and the discussion of “EdTech” is now dominant, overtaking the discussion of pedagogy and causing schools and school districts to allocate significant financial resources just to keep pace. Yet while these new technologies have the power to enhance learning, a small but vocal segment of the education community is beginning to wonder if the proliferation of tech has gone too far.

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Tuesday
Apr082014

High-Yield Workplace: How Well-being Drives Learning on the Academic Campus

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From faculty start-ups to perceptions of Animal House, the discussion at Gensler Chicago’s most recent Dialogues panel brought an interdisciplinary lens to High-Yield Workplace.

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Tuesday
Apr082014

Natural Disasters Loom. Is Your Real Estate Portfolio Ready?

The price tag for natural disasters is rising. Rives Taylor explains how real estate owners can develop resilient portfolios in his Apgar Award-winning article, “Minimizing Risk in an Era of Resilience

The price tag for natural disasters is rising.

The price tag for natural disasters is rising. According to the Urban Land Institute, (ULI) floods, fire, drought and windstorms caused $1 billion in losses within the United States last year. Communities, taxpayers, and individuals are increasingly finding themselves on the hook for the cost of clean-up and reconstruction, allocating significant funds to rebuild in the aftermath of nature’s unpredictable wrath.

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Tuesday
Apr012014

Shanghai Tower: The Cranes Come Down

View of the Shanghai Tower from one of the cranes. Image © The Telegraph

Since construction on the Shanghai Tower began in 2008, cranes have perched on top of, and surrounded the growing super tall building, allowing crews to put various pieces of the structure in place and becoming part of the Shanghai’s skyline in the process.

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Thursday
Mar202014

Gensler London Hosts Learning to Work  

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Gensler's London office recently hosted a panel discussion that focused on the ever blurring boundaries between learning and work environments, and how designers can support this new typology.

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