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Contributor: Elisabeth Fischer

Elisabeth Fischer

Elisabeth Fischer

Elisabeth Fischer joined NRI Digital as an online features writer in February 2011, reporting on current issues for the pharmaceutical, power, packaging, as well as design and construction sectors.

As a graduate from the City University London with an MA degree in International Journalism, she is particularly interested in global social and political issues. She also concluded a BA degree in Communications Science at the University of Salzburg in Austria, and attended an exchange year at the University of Tallaght in Dublin, Ireland in 2008.

Prior to her engagement with NRI, she gained work experience across a wide range of Italian, German and English media companies, including Campden Media, the BBC drama press office and the weekly political news magazine FF Suedtiroler Wochenmagazin. She currently also freelances for a German online news service in South Tyrol, Italy.


Brazil's Olympic preparations: construction boom or bust?
In preparation for two major sporting events, Brazil is experiencing a major construction boom - but not without dangers. Elisabeth Fischer investigates how government housing and...

Future cities at Rio+20: focus on sustainable urban planning
Only days ahead of Rio+20, the UN published an initiative to promote resource-efficient and ecological urban planning. Looking into the Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities, Design...

Urban water design: strategies for future cities
Sustainably integrating water into modern cities will be one of the biggest challenges faced by future urban planners. Elisabeth Fischer explores interdisciplinary water-sensitive urban...

Cityscape: the future of urbanisation
As population numbers continue to skyrocket, architects will have to rethink their idea of urban space. Elisabeth Fischer explores the concepts aimed at tackling the uncontrolled growth...

Design economics: Construction management software
In times of economic uncertainty modern construction management software can be vital for the success of a project. Elisabeth Fischer discovers how the latest technology, including workflow...