Smart buildings are useless if people can’t interpret the reams of complex information they generate. We need to completely rethink the interface between human and machine, says James Kinch
Three ways of using transport data to tackle social exclusion
City leaders need to think beyond the parking space and activate streets for new, sustainable ways of living and moving around.
Smart buildings present new, unprecedented risks to their developers, owners and tenants. Managing these must become part of the design process
Data is the most powerful weapon we have against future crises
How we can optimize the environment to give employees the normalcy they are seeking, while implementing new policies and procedures?
The fusion of building tech, smartphones and wearables could make the post-pandemic workplace not just possible, but much, much better
Digital technologies can enable healthier, safer, more efficient buildings – and leverage assets that owners may not realize they have
COVID-19 has left healthcare systems around the world reeling — and pandemics are just one of the heightened threats humanity faces over the coming decades. How will we cope?
Digital technologies don’t just make hospitals more efficient
The design of spaces has always “nudged” people’s behaviour. But with digital technology, our tools are becoming more precise and potentially far more powerful. So how far should we push?
Micromobility will profoundly change urban landscapes – let’s make sure it’s for the better
Inclusive design specialist Ross Atkin discusses why placemaking often fails disabled citizens, the dangers of decluttering, and how to build a people-friendly smart city
In the digitally driven future, buildings and cities will only be as open as the data that supports them. Ownership of, and access to, that data will be one of the defining issues of the information age
The latest issue of the magazine approaches the question from many, sometimes unexpected, angles
How do we find out what state a building is in without disrupting the existing tenants?
The smart venues of the future will make going out almost as effortless as staying home …
Itai Palti’s Conscious Cities movement is rethinking the urban landscape using neuroscience, AI and human-centred design. Is this the future of architecture?
Smartphones suck our mental energy and leave us disoriented and alienated. How can urban designers use their immense power for good?
Transportation guru Hiro Aso builds his own smart city, Frankenstein-style
Don’t get hung up on the gadgetry, writes Matthew Marson. Smart is about the ends, not the means
This issue seeks the optimum balance between technology and the human element
Historian Poornima Paidipaty explains how new data streams give a more nuanced picture of how cities work, and why they fail
Siemens’ Julie Alexander picks a regeneration project on England’s south coast that could become the UK’s most connected city
Three engineers, armed with drones, robot bins and pneumatic tubes, take on hospitality’s eternal towel problem
Robots are taking their first steps to welcoming passengers, handling baggage, driving shuttles and carrying out airfield inspections
How can we secure our cities from the threat of terrorism without destroying what makes them liveable?
Intelligent systems make cities vulnerable to new threats
This issue looks at nurturing human creativity in an increasingly automated world
Cities are the new battleground of the global economy and infrastructure will be their secret weapon, writes Tom Cargill
The smarter our lives, homes and cities become, the greater the risk that they could be taken over by hackers and used against us, says Peter Richards
Johan Edstav is a Green politician in one of the world’s most sustainable countries. So why does he want to build a city on this field?