Completely new materials may not come along very often, but scientists are remixing old ones — and it’s changing the shape of our cities.
One World Trade Center (2013), 432 Park (2015) and 56 Leonard (2016) were all made of high-strength concrete.
What’s different about geopolymer concrete is that it uses no Portland cement at all, and therefore the “cement” or binding element of the concrete is almost carbon-neutral.
Education is booming, the results of a growing global population with a keen thirst for knowledge. But how can today’s schools and universities prepare students for a world that doesn’t yet exist?
In his award-winning essay for New Philosopher magazine, WSP’s Mark Bessoudo explains why engineers should read more philosophy.
Reducing CO2 emissions and noise, and improving air quality, to compete with the world’s leading cities in attracting jobs and growth.
More than ever we are leading solitary lives, isolated by changing social structures, digital networks and denser cities, writes David.
The new economy will flock to areas of high “urban capacity”. Teemu Jama and Tuija Pakkanen explain what it is and how to calculate it.
Mike Steep a visiting scholar at Stanford Engineering believes Seattle is the most digital place in the world. All data regarding its utilities, roads and buildings are being captured.
Working from home or co-working spaces has never been easier or more popular. Is this the end of the office – or could it be the start of its finest hour?
In this issue: the pursuit of wellness, the future of workplace, digital modelling and developments around transport hubs. Swedish Green Party politician Johan Edstav talks about building a new city over a field in Uppsala, and our contributors discuss designing an answer to the loneliness epidemic, envisioning the all-electric city, transforming our cities with smart technology and how cities are becoming the new battleground of the global economy.
In this issue: the limits on city density, the future of education, next-generation construction materials and totally recyclable buildings. Kingdom Tower architect Gordon Gill talks about his responsibilities and regrets, and our columnists take on drones in Africa, Asian megacities and earthquakes, post-antibiotic hospital design and why engineers should read more philosophy.
In this issue: designing cities for an ageing demographic, modular construction, creativity at work and the future of real-world shopping districts in an online world. Bioengineering inventor Professor Heinz Wolff rethinks society, and contributors puncture driverless myths, predict the death of the megacity and lose themselves in the urban wild.