Water infrastructure is often underground out of sight. New digital tools can make the invisible visible, and offer a solution to the perennial problem of leaking pipes
Major users can no longer take water for granted. Climate change is forcing companies to confront an array of heightened risks — from shortages and flooding, to reputational damage and conflict with neighbours
Aotearoa New Zealand is taking a radical approach to water management — based on Māori principles that prioritize the health of water above all other needs
Not only are blue mussels a low-carbon protein source, they can clean water of pollution too. Are they the missing link in the sustainable food chain?
Fruit and vegetables must have strong, direct overhead light — which means recreating the sun
Life cycle assessments show that ‘clean’ production methods are drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions
New Zealand earthquake prompted 10-year plan to “look after ourselves”
Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of self-reliance in the Philippines’ most populous city
Additive architecture has a mixed history, and pods are not exactly suited to creating open spaces, but plug-in buildings may offer other advantages
Heritage buildings are often masters of reinvention — what can today’s designers learn from them?
Different parts of a building evolve at different speeds, so it makes sense to keep them separate
An adaptable overlay of smart modes could help buildings to remain useful for longer
A London-based researcher explores why people from BAME backgrounds are less likely to use urban green spaces
Three ways of using transport data to tackle social exclusion
In Sweden, White Arkitekter is finding out how to make parks more gender-inclusive
Technology will be critical to expanding provision in remote areas
Healthcare facilities need to be resilient to a range of perils, known and unknown
Digital technologies don’t just make hospitals more efficient
“Regardless of the country, the evidence about what shapes the health of the population is pretty consistent, and healthcare isn’t the biggest determinant”
Cleveland Clinic is a world leader in healthcare, with a US$2.5bn global construction programme. So what does it think the future looks like?
Telemedicine will be an integral part of our healthcare future, and COVID-19 is accelerating the transition. But it will only reach its full potential if it is accessible to all, including society’s most vulnerable
The process of defining and calculating embodied carbon is complex, occasionally contradictory and constantly evolving
We need to completely rethink the way we use structural materials, argues Cambridge engineering expert Julian Allwood
Can there be good, sustainable reasons to specify cement-based structures?
Entertainment will be at the centre of tomorrow’s cities
The 70,000-seat Mercedes-Benz stadium has multiple identities — but always puts fans first
Stadium revenues are a major differentiator between teams, and one of the few parts of the business plan they can modify
The smart venues of the future will make going out almost as effortless as staying home …
From the team behind Cirque du Soleil, Montreal’s PY1 takes immersiveness to new depths
Conscious Cities founder Itai Palti on his influences — good and bad
Trees and hedges can mitigate pollution … but also exacerbate it
Can building materials and biotech help to suck pollution from the air?