Connected Thinking

Blockchain: The missing link

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.

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Earthquakes: The Enemy Below

Governments and policymakers are in danger of ignoring one of the biggest threats to the built environment — and to human life, writes Alex Copley.

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Peak Megacity

Crowded conditions, inflated property prices, public health disasters, low fertility rates — Joel Kotkin asks whether it’s time we gave up on super-sized cities.

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The New Middle Age

We shouldn’t be building better housing just for the elderly, says Lord Richard Best, but for the not-old-yet who are ready to downsize.

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Into The Urban Wild

Nathanael Johnson reveals the world of “synanthropes” — the plants and animals that have evolved to thrive in the city, whether they are welcome or not.

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