Idea to help solve housing crisis in Cape Town shortlisted.

Africa’s burgeoning big cities will play an increasingly central role in the continent’s growth and development, driven largely by Africa’s rapid urbanisation.

RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) has launched the Cities for our Future Challenge, calling on young people to come up with fresh, new ideas to help tackle the most pressing problems affecting cities in Africa and around the world.

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched their ‘Pride in The Profession: Celebrating 150 years of surveying successes’ campaign, calling on its professionals around the world to celebrate and to nominate outstanding contributions that the profession has made to society over the past 150 years.

Once a year, the global facility management (FM) industry unites to recognise the important role of professionals in the sector.

Following extensive industry consultation, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is tightening up requirements for RICS professionals and regulated firms working in the land, property and construction sector, with the publication of a new global professional statement on conflicts of interest.

A career map has been unveiled at the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) World Workplace Conference and Expo as a priority joint output of the landmark global collaboration with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

The property and broader built environment sector has an important role to play in Africa’s growth, but it needs to be taken more seriously and prioritised.

RICS to join governments, industry and civil society groups in Paris for crucial UN climate talks.

Despite ongoing macro risks, sentiment in the commercial property market remains positive across much of the world, although there are some exceptions to this broad trend, according to the second quarter 2015 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Commercial Property Monitor.

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