Illustrations by Calvin Sprague
Corporate investors may be best able to judge the needs and requirements of the modern rental sector – but does it prevent tenants from buying their own homes?
Rising demand for more sustainable commercial buildings is creating a “green premium”. Will the profits offset the costs of implementing measures?
Insulate, insulate, insulate has been the command. But, with a huge proportion of the period housing stock in the UK, three experts say there are other approaches to energy efficiency.
Miami has a heat officer, in Dublin there is a biodiversity officer and Denver has appointed a decarbonisation manager – meet the council workers with sustainability in their sights.
Rising seawater levels mean local authorities have to devise new ways to protect cities, countryside and human life – with developers picking up the tab.
The virtual world allows the buying and selling of digital land – but can it be valued, is it worth it, and can the metaverse teach us anything about real-life bricks-and-mortar?
Eyes in the sky have transformed building sites, tracking progress, monitoring health and safety and helping to problem solve. Will they soon be able to build as well?
The race is on to develop the world’s first fusion energy plant. But harnessing this safe, limitless, zero-carbon source of power has remained elusive – is it finally within reach?
From acknowledging our own biases to encouraging more minority representation at a decision-making level, Modus speaks to five RICS members who are changing the industry.
The high value of art and opaque practices of the art world make it the perfect conduit for illicit money. How does it work and how can appraisers fight criminality?
About 65% of office workers surveyed say that their workplace is too loud – but can sound be designed out of the work environment without creating a deathly silence?