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Monday
Mar022015

Engage: The Future of Museums

Image © Gensler

Museums have the power to excite, educate, and enlighten. How this power should be used — and shared — is very much at issue in our increasingly pluralist society.

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Wednesday
Feb252015

Designing Maternity Care for Millennial Moms

The Children's Health Fetal Center. Image © Slyworks Photography.

Millennials are the new moms. Time is flying, and in a few years all new mothers will be Millennials (or Gen Y). This generation is information-centric, so with limitless access to information many mothers-to-be obsess over every detail of impending motherhood, including finding the perfect place to give birth.

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Friday
Feb202015

Entering the ‘sharing economy’: Short Term Housing Rental comes to London

Image © AirBnB

A generation often referred to as ‘generation rent’ after the global financial crisis has infiltrated every sector of the economy. First as teenage consumers overturning the music and retail establishment and then re-shaping their workplace upon entering the workforce. And now generation rent can officially be called ‘generation share’ in London as they take on the hospitality and residential markets.

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Friday
Feb202015

Entrepreneurial Neighbourhoods

Image © Gensler

They say, “Charity begins at home,” not so much in the much hackneyed context of financial contributions for justifiable causes but in the cultivation of benevolent values for communities. The challenge for London’s new housing is that existing neighbourhood frameworks may not necessarily provide for the socio-economic or quality of life aspirations of its residents.

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Tuesday
Feb172015

Evolving Memories Within Oakland

Gensler is opening an office in Oakland. Image © Douglas Wittnebel

“There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans.”― Jane Jacobs

It is always fascinating to consider the layouts and plans of cities, specifically how these elements influence the people who work, live and play within them. Every city landscape has a specific character that it imparts to those who call it home. And this phenomenon carries special ramifications for the organizations located within a city’s border.

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