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Green Deal: Private engagement as key

Public and private investments of EUR 1 trillion are to be mobilized for the Green Deal over the next decade. The real estate industry must take responsibility.

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Siemensstadt 2.0: creating space for industrial digitalization and living

With Siemensstadt 2.0, Siemens AG is realizing its vision of new working and living environments on the historic Siemens site in Berlin Spandau.

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What makes conversion so attractive in the current European hotel landscape?

The trend towards hotel conversion represents an increasingly attractive growth space for developers and hoteliers.

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Using environmental data to develop Smart Cities

Smart city start-up Hawa Dawa uses environmental data to improve the air quality and livability of cities.

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Urban Mining—The city is a stockpile of raw materials for the future circular economy

Although cities cover only 2% of the earth’s surface, they consume 75% of our resources. Soon, cities themselves could become part of the circular economy.

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Micro-Living—a trend-setting asset class?

Micro-living: small space, huge trend? At EXPO REAL, we discussed if micro-living can get big enough to become a sustainable asset class.

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Microapartments: A modern alternative in the battle against the housing shortage?

By 2035, the proportion of one-person households in Germany could reach 44%. Microapartments offer a potential solution – although they are not without critics.

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“Run for the hills” or “keep calm and carry on”?

For years, investing in real estate was a safe bet. Signs are gradually increasing that the good times could be about to end.

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Asia and Europe: Markets in urban transitions

Two panels explored the relationship between the Asia/Pacific and Europe/USA regions on EXPO REAL Tuesday. Both regions are currently facing similar challenges.

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Who is the city for?

All participants at the opening panel of EXPO REAL 2019 were in agreement that cities should offer citizens equal opportunities to participate—but how?

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“Standort Deutschland”: How building a smarter community can raise the profile of a nation

Germany has the largest national economy in Europe. But recent figures reveal that „Made in Germany“ is losing appeal. “Standort Deutschland”—or the attractiveness of Germany as an economically strong location—is declining.

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From Paris to Munich by bike: sporting events at EXPO REAL

Many roads lead to EXPO REAL: this year, 15 cyclists are swapping business attire for biking gear to travel to EXPO REAL on two wheels.

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Mixed-use properties and hotel hybrids: hospitality’s future is looking colorful

At this year’s Hospitality Industry Dialogue (HID), the hotel industry is discussing diversity—colorful diversity. Because the hotel world has never been as multi-layered and colorful as it is now.

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Climate change and retail: Why the retail sector cannot ignore sustainability

Retail stores help to create brand experiences. Admittedly, this realization is not particularly new, but it is more important than ever for the retail and real estate industries to understand and accept.

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