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Friday
Jan272017

A Prescription for Happiness: The Importance of Wellness 

Over the years, our understanding of wellness has not been easy to define. Most of it still remains untapped, yet the term is used in everyday language with the belief that everyone knows what it means. The many dimensions of wellness have often been studied in silos, but in reality, so much can be learned from the experiences of others. What would happen if we sat a designer, doctor or a behaviourist in the same room? What would we learn about the importance of wellness?

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Thursday
Aug182016

Carpe Noctem – Seize the Night: London’s Night Tube Launches

Image courtesy of Pedro Szekely.

On Friday, Aug. 19, London launches its first Night Tube service, which will provide night-time services to travellers on Friday and Saturday nights. With this highly anticipated addition to the city’s transportation network, London will finally be able to contend with Berlin, New York and Tokyo to call itself a 24-hour city.

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Wednesday
Jul132016

Speak Easy: Hospitality’s Influences on Education

Image © Gensler

Anyone who has ever stepped into a luxury spa or resort knows that hospitality is more than expensive products, materials and furnishings; it’s about the service and the curated experiences. People are seeking these meaningful, authentic experiences not just in hotels, but in the office, where they go shopping, and even at universities. This was the main theme of our second Speak Easy session on the impact of hospitality on how we live, work and play.

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Tuesday
Feb032015

London’s Unchartered Territory

Gensler's London Underline won Best Conceptual Project at the 2015 London Planning Awards. Image © Gensler

As highlighted in the Monday edition of the London Evening Standard, London has now reached the highest level of population in its 2,000 year history. This means the city has reached uncharted territory, and the government and development community are for the first time in over 70 years faced with the prospect of planning for real growth. With the population now growing at a rate of 2,000 people per week, London’s GDP growth hovering at 4%, and the city now considered the number one global visitor destination, London could quickly become a victim of its own success.

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