October 22, 2015
By simulating cities from the "bottom-up", scientists can help us plan for the future.
The future of cities?
April 13, 2017
Pollution, poverty, disease and death: future cities will be grim places, unless we do things differently.
The extreme future city.
November 25, 2014
My future city contains flying cars, shimmering architecture and vertical parks. Yours is probably different, but whether you’ve thought about it or not you’ll definitely have some conception, some image…
September 19, 2016
From solar canopies to wind towers, Masdar City provides a living laboratory for the latest sustainable design and technology.
January 25, 2016
The Urban Heat Island is an inevitable outcome of urbanisation – but as the Earth gets warmer, that's cause for concern.
March 4, 2016
Policy + Planning
The city of light has found a way to draw on the resources of the private sector, while looking after the interests of its citizens.
February 18, 2016
The answer lies in the history we share with our canine companions.
December 22, 2015
We all love a shady courtyard, but it's tough to know just how effective trees are at beating the heat.
Abhijit B Photos/Flickr
A mathematician shares some tips on how to avoid four-hour car park grid lock.
From music festivals to motor racing –commercial events are taking over public parks. Here's what can be done.
Public spaces are becoming new arenas for people power – and it's all down to how you use your smart phone.
Open public spaces are good for mind and body – we shouldn't have to pay to use them.
Public or private?
December 18, 2013
Planning + Policy
Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson, London’s two elected mayors, may have their differences but both have pursued a strongly market-driven, growth-centric agenda in the capital. Boris’ second term in particular…
Volvo might be the first car company to go all-electric, but it's far from the market leader and petrol will continue to be relied upon.