Green Cities

The world is becoming increasingly urban. The impact of urbanization on society is big, giving cities challenges in terms of livability: a healthy environment, mobility, housing, safety.  I just visited Singapore. I’m highly impressed by the strong and future-minded vision of the city: building a city in a garden.

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The Explorer in you

Guest trend article for IXXI
Do you sometimes imagine yourself relaxing on a paradise island? Do you daydream about breath-taking beauty spots? Trend researcher Lieke Dols explains why we like to make our homes feel like dream destinations.

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Guest articleLieke Dols
Community Retail

Retailers nowadays have the challenge of bringing the e-commerce into a physical setting. But, a handful of online brands are opening physical experiences lately. They are willing to increase the customer relationship. Human brands are supercharges of our self-improvement.

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RetailLieke Dols
Brands as Life Guides

We’re creating a world where age doesn’t matter. More and more diverse lifestyles are on stage and there are endless possibilities to create an identity. It’s all about being the best version of yourself. And Dear Brands, we need your help in achieving personal goals.

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BrandsLieke Dols
Future third spaces

Nowadays we’re planning our daily life more flexible, mixing work and leisure and the use of space that’s available around us. I have a huge interest in the creative and flexible use of the scarce space in (big) cities with an eye on creating a healthier living environment. Let’s put a spotlight on two cool urban projects!

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CityLieke Dols
The need for space

The enormous worldwide urbanization movement quests the way we live in cities. We need to use our space more efficiently, flexible and 24/7. A new generation of urban inhabitants are looking for non-traditional ways te live, work and play.

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CityLieke Dols
Living in a urban jungle

Freelance journalist Nina Bogosavac interviewed urban inhabitants in their twenties an thirties who turned their homes into Urban Jungles. I shared my vision as a trend researcher with her, because why are more and more people surrounding themselves with plants in their homes?

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CityLieke Dols
Workplace Wellness

We’re on a personal journey towards a healthy lifestyle. This goes beyond a fashionable athleisure outfit, healthy Instagram worthy breakfasts and gaining a bigger butt by doing squats all day. It’s about building a better you.

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WorkLieke Dols