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The 2019 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals that trust has changed profoundly in the past year — people have shifted their trust to the relationships within their control, most notably their employers.
There is a 16-point gap between the more trusting...
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World Economic Forum Transformation maps are a dynamic knowledge tool to understand the issues and forces driving transformational change across economies, industries, global issues and the Forum’s system initiatives.
Each Transformation Map features a dynamic feed of the latest research and analysis...
This report summarises a people-centred exploration of issues and discussions around death and dying. Over 13 months, this unexplored and neglected area of discovery has been Portable’s frontier of R&D work. We’ve spoken about death and ageing with more than 200 people through dinners, surveys...
Natural hazards present significant risks to many communities across the United States. Fortunately, there are measures governments, building owners, developers, tenants and others can take to reduce the impacts of such events. These measures—commonly called mitigation—can result in significant savings in terms...
In order to enhance the end users' experience of public infrastructure projects, this report argues that more than ever, urban planners, engineers, architects and policymakers need to see the world through end users’ eyes.
This report focuses on accidental deaths caused by drugs, excluding drug-deaths that were deemed homicidal, suicidal or of undetermined intent. This is to ensure that drugs and the public health consequences that arise from them remain the primary focus of the report without the complicating...
The overall aim of the National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS) project is to develop and extend the evidence and knowledge base required to foster community attitudes that support women to live free from exposure to violence, including threats of or fear...
This guide is written for those interested in developing and expanding the benefits that the evening and night time economy have created around the globe. It is written for mayors and their advisors, economic development professionals, tourism agencies, cultural bodies and night time professionals, including...
In this report we compare the cost of power outages with the associated economic value of electric reliability. We explain the benefits of affordable microgrid services using natural gas as fuel, and we detail how microgrids can leverage wholesale power markets during normal operations, enhancing...
This report extends on the work previously conducted by Austroads in investigating the development and implementation of a national automated bridge assessment framework. The work outlines the ongoing validation works and recommends a set of activities to assist in the deployment of the framework.
The Living Building Challenge™ is an attempt to dramatically raise the bar from a paradigm of doing less harm to one in which we view our role as a steward and co-creator of a true Living Future. The Challenge defines the most advanced measure of...
This policy report is a statement on how tech and design can maximise opportunities for making the legal sector better. It provides a guide for individuals working in legal industries, or those hoping to get into them, to improve the way justice works.
This report provides a compendium of knowledge on Safe System treatments and identifies real world experience in the practical application of solutions that can mitigate crash severity.
As first reported in the 2017 Global Wellness Economy Monitor, Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate represents approximately USD $119B of the USD $3.7T global wellness economy. This rapidly growing sector has historically included residential, hospitality, and mixed-use real-estate developments with wellness-related facilities and services incorporated into...
Resilient and sustainable infrastructure is critical to economic growth and social progress. Looking at the challenges and opportunities ahead, this report harnesses the views of more than 500 industry decision makers globally, all of whom work on projects of +US$100 million.
Researched and prepared in partnership with Oxford Economics and with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this comprehensive report quantifies the economic benefit of museums, including jobs, direct spending, and supply-chain effects.
This study reviewed recent literature and data to synthesise the following Safe System intersection design principles: minimise conflict points, remove/simplify road user decisions, minimise impact angles, and minimise entry and impact speeds.
Mixed use urban arterials account for a large proportion of high-severity crashes in Australia and New Zealand, particularly involving vulnerable road users. Austroads commissioned research to help identify solutions that might be applied on these arterial roads to improve safety through the provision of Safe...