Connected Thinking

The first domino: what business can learn from wellbeing

We can think about corporate resilience in the same terms as wellness and self-care, say Kealy Herman and Emily Wasley

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Strangers in the city

Urban loneliness is a huge problem, but it doesn’t necessarily need large-scale design solutions, write Yasmin Afshar and Michi McCloskey

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The map is not the territory

It’s easy to be seduced by the power and precision of digital models, writes Mark Bessoudo. But they can only ever offer an approximation of reality

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12 people who can save the world

Let’s think of the energy transition as a mission to save the Earth. It’s an impossible situation, writes Susan Krumdieck, but drastic times call for unlikely heroes

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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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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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