As the summer comes to a close here are three articles you might have missed.
How Houston’s Urban Planning Made A Catastrophic Storm Even Worse by Diana Budds, co.design; 8/29/17 fastcodesign.com
Our thoughts are with all those in Houston, TX and surrounding areas who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. This article is a cautionary tale about the effects of overbuilding and how important it is to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of development
See the creative way this Los Angeles mid-rise turned their rental apartments into zero net energy by Brianna Crandall, FMLink, 8/28/17 fmlink.com
The developers of downtown Los Angeles’ Hanover Olympic luxury apartment complex had to get creative and think out of the box to achieve zero net energy rental units – but they made it work. This collaborative effort includes a number of other eco-friendly amenities and may be a model for future development.
How Landlords Are Trying To Meet Tech Tenants’ Hyperspeed Office Needs; Cameron Sperance, Bisnow Boston, Bisnow LLC, August 24, 2017 bisnow.com
The rapid grown of the Tech Industry is affecting more than just how we do business – it is driving evolution in where we do business. Rather than planning for space years in advance, Tech companies are making decisions based on their current needs. In an industry which is often driven by very rapid growth cycles this can mean real estate lead times as short as 3 months. See how this is changing the way landlords approach space.