Article - The emerging role of the city as a workplace

What defines 'the world of workplace'? When we talk about 'workplace' today, we often refer to a building and review its performance in relation to the requirements of the owner of that building (either owned or leased).

But buildings are effectively nodes of those grids that we call cities. And cities are transforming and innovating at an accelerating pace, their innovation projects often funded by governments. So what influence do cities have on the trades of housing and FM services? Over the past two years a small group at IFMA has been working in detail to address the definition of a 'universe of discourse' for facilities management and workplace.

The article was written by Erik Jaspers - Head of Strategy & Innovation at Planon and member of IFMA Foundation's Board of Trustees - and published in Work & Place, September 2014.

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