Issue 05

The Future of entertainment

Welcome to a world of 24/7 stadiums, shape-shifting sports pitches, alternative-reality theme parks, and tours by dead rock stars. It’s going to be one hell of a ride …

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World in motion

Harvard professor Bill Kerr argues that global talent migration is a ‘gift’ that helps societies to flourish. But cities need to get over the idea of being the next Silicon Valley and make the system work for everyone

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Smart unplugged

Don’t get hung up on the gadgetry, writes Matthew Marson. Smart is about the ends, not the means

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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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