This issue seeks the optimum balance between technology and the human element
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
Historian Poornima Paidipaty explains how new data streams give a more nuanced picture of how cities work, and why they fail
Factory-built homes could make affordable, healthy city living possible for all, argue Narada Golden and Chris Edmonds
Urban planners should worry less about making communities diverse, and more about creating ’overlapping spaces’ between them, argues Mo Sarraf
An ancient town in Laos causes Mark Bessoudo to reflect on the limits of designing for the good life
How do we prepare for a future that is both entirely certain and completely unknowable?
Siemens’ Julie Alexander picks a 300-acre regeneration project on the south coast of England that has the potential to become the UK’s most connected city.
Agustin Chevez reveals what he learned about the future of work and human purpose while walking from Melbourne to Sydney …
It’s often misinterpreted or dismissed as intangible — but there’s nothing fluffy about it, says Helena Klintström
We can’t completely predict climate change, in part because it depends on how we react to it
Take every chance to fix issues before it is too late, says WSP’s Michael Mondshine
The hallmarks of future airports will be efficiency, convenience, ease of operation – and not shopping, argues MIT’s Richard de Neufville
Expansion programme director Phil Wilbraham explains how the UK’s biggest airport intends to double passengers while creating a more personal service
Tomorrow’s airport is not just a place to catch a plane or pick up some duty-free…
One problem, three engineers, no constraints
One of humanity’s oldest skills is making an unlikely comeback as designers rebel against the render
With passenger numbers set to double, and technology shaking up everything from retail to runways, aviation is soaring into a new golden age
Advances in biometrics, facial recognition and AI are helping to make security invisible
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?
The risk of such attacks has increased, but there is no agreed strategy for how to respond
Following security protocols to the letter can increase risk
Intelligent systems make cities vulnerable to new threats