This month's edition of Modus – and indeed the forthcoming May edition – were commissioned and put together just before we started to fully understand the true impact of the global spread of Covid-19. In the months that follow, we will be exploring the impacts of the pandemic on the built and natural environment professions, but for the most up to date information and guidance from RICS in the meantime, please keep checking the Coronavirus hub.
In this issue's cover feature we investigate why, nearly three years after the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire, many householders are still trapped in unsafe homes, and what RICS has been doing to ease uncertainty for leaseholders and surveyors around the valuation process for properties in buildings clad in unsafe materials.
This month’s guest columnist, Mott MacDonald’s global head of cities Anne Kerr, explains how cities respond to pandemics such as Covid-19.
Elsewhere in this edition:
(Cover image by Manchester Evening News)
Built environment jobs are evolving at a rapid pace, demanding innovative new skills and better ways of working. We spoke to five people rising to the challenge
In the wake of COVID-19, Anne Kerr of Mott MacDonald discusses how cities can increase resilience in the face of global health challenges
Editor of Modus
An experienced built environment journalist, Andy has spent almost all of his professional career in the sector, first at respected industry publication Property Week and then at Sunday, the PPA’s Content Agency of the Year for 2019.