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Through the looking glass…

Through the looking glass…

When Alice steps through the looking glass, she finds a strange mysterious world. Lots of things look familiar, but nothing is quite as it seems. It’s an alternative universe… where things are contrary to the real world… where things are not as they should...
It is all about choice!

It is all about choice!

Dear Chris Reading “Wow! I never expected this from a Council!” in your response to my first Letter to the Edge made me really sit up and read your reflections of how the City of Casey is transforming itself.  To hear from a digital native such as yourself that...
Postcard from the Edge #5 – Melbourne

Postcard from the Edge #5 – Melbourne

The only appealing thing about arriving in Melbourne on a wet Sunday evening was I was spending four nights in the same place! Although I had visited Australia’s Second City on a number of occasions over the years this visit gave me the opportunity to have a proper...
Smart working coming-of-age?

Smart working coming-of-age?

Last week I was back at BT Tower at the launch of the Smart Working Code of Practice (PAS 3000) – possibly a day of great significance for those of us interested in making the best use of the built environment and the talented people that use buildings. Produced by...
Location, Location, Location – is property at a crossroads?

Location, Location, Location – is property at a crossroads?

The theme for last week’s Estates Gazette Office Occupier Summit  focused on whether property developers and the commercial real estate sector are having to adapt to the changing needs of occupiers. Chairing the event, Emily Wright, Estates Gazette Features Editor,...