Inner-cities are attractive to investors and tenants for a variety of reasons. Travel times are reduced. Fuel and energy costs are lower, and you can shrink your carbon footprint.
Shops and shopping centres are having to adapt to the changing needs of their customers, and the expectations of the consumers they want to attract. But while online shopping is undeniably convenient, bricks-and-mortar outlets remain popular.
With so many city dwellers suffering from mild to severe mental illnesses, the impact of urban life on our frame of mind is starting to register more widely. Consequently, mental health is moving up the list of key considerations in the planning, design and development of urban areas.
Some of the most environmentally friendly commercial property and office spaces in Africa are found in Cape Town. Take a look at a few ways and places the Mother City where such developments are working hard at caring for the environment.
Urbanisation is challenging cities across the globe as people migrate in ever-increasing numbers from rural to metropolitan areas. It won’t be long before megacities like Tokyo and Delhi top 40 million inhabitants. Compared with 4.5 million in Cape Town and 5.6 million in Johannesburg, the scale of these places is jaw-dropping.