How do we prepare for a future that is both entirely certain and completely unknowable?
We can’t completely predict climate change, in part because it depends on how we react to it.
One of humanity’s oldest skills is making an unlikely comeback as designers rebel against the render.
An ancient town in Laos causes Mark Bessoudo to reflect on the limits of designing for the good life.
With passenger numbers set to double, and technology shaking up everything from retail to runways, aviation is soaring into a new golden age.
Expansion programme director Phil Wilbraham explains how the UK’s biggest airport intends to double passengers while creating a more personal service.
Advances in biometrics, facial recognition and AI are helping to make security invisible.
Pneumatic tube, drones, robot bins … what will it take to improve efficiency?
The technology behind cryptocurrencies could hold the key to managing complex networks of all kinds, from supply chains and energy microgrids to the internet itself, writes Robbie Epsom.
How can we secure our cities from the threat of terrorism without destroying what makes them liveable?
In this issue: making cities resilient to terrorist attacks, climate change adaptation, the future of airports and the lost art of drawing makes a comeback. We solve the hotel laundry challenge, and our contributors discuss the endless applications of blockchain, how Big Data can help – or hinder – social inequality, and the value of absurdity in the workplace.
In this issue: the pursuit of wellness, the future of workplace, digital modelling and developments around transport hubs. Swedish Green Party politician Johan Edstav explains why he’s building new cities on empty fields, and our contributors design solutions to loneliness, envision the all-electric city and discuss why the search for genius can leave organizations poorer for talent.
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.