remote work

To the Exurbs and Beyond in Vancouver

The Vancouver Sun reports on the dimensions of the urban to suburban, exurban and even rural exodus fueled by the pandemic.  read more »

Downtown Calgary: Not Overbuilt, But Under-Demolished?

North America’s largest post-World War II central business district has just received unwelcome news (Note). Writing in the Calgary Herald, columnist Chris Varcoe (“Staggering $17B drop in value of downtown towers fuels search for solutions”) reported that downtown property assessments were down C$1.1 billion in a single year.  read more »

Tentative Work from Home Estimates Based on ACS 2020 Experimental Data

The pandemic has interfered substantially with the annual release of the American Community Survey (ACS). The Census Bureau indicates that “Due to the challenges of fielding a household survey during the COVID-19 pandemic, household nonresponse increased substantially  read more »

PwC to Employees: Work for Us, Live Anywhere

According to the The Wall Street Journal, “The accounting and consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP says most of its U.S. employees can now live anywhere in the country, in the latest sign that the pandemic is upending traditional working arrangements in a variety of white-collar roles.  read more »

Remote Work Could Permit Whitehall Downsizing

Alex Chisholm, chief operating officer of the United Kingdom civil service and permanent secretary of the Cabinet Office, said that the new-found ability of officials to vary working patterns was a “huge positive,” according to The Times of London. He told the House of Commons public accounts committee that “letting people work flexibly would also allow the civil service to shrink its footprint on Whitehall  read more »

Ask the Experts: The World After COVID

On September 1, 2021, Chapman University’s Vice President for Research, Thomas Piechota hosted Ask the Experts Virtual Town Hall: The World After COVID.  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast — The Crisis on Labor

On this episode of Feudal Future hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Robyn Domber, DCI’s Vice President of Research, Lane Windham, Associate Director at Georgetown University‘s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, and Michael Bernick, Director of California’s labor department. The panel discusses the root causes of labor shortages and solutions for the future.  read more »

Feudal Future Podcast: What Works Best? The Office Debate: Work From Home vs. Work at the Office

On today’s episode of Feudal Future hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky are joined by Doug Holte, the President of Irvine Company Office Properties and formerly served as a West Coast regional partner with the international real estate firm Hines, Kate Lister, president of Global Workplace Analytics (GWA), a research and consulting firm that helps employers understand and prepare for the future of work  read more »

Ask the Experts Virtual Town Hall: The World After COVID

Chapman University’s Vice President for Research, Thomas Piechota hosts Ask the Experts Virtual Town Hall: The World After COVID on Wednesday, September 1st from 9:00 – 10:00 AM PST.  read more »