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.
Corporates must 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.
Pneumatic tube, drones, robot bins … what will it take to improve efficiency?
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.
The defining characteristic of future shopping destinations might be their flexibility.
Artificial Intelligence is already supporting some aspects of architecture and engineering, but how far can it go?
The rise of the robots will make millions of jobs obsolete in the very near future. What are we going to do?
Cities are the new battleground of the global economy and infrastructure will be their secret weapon, writes Tom Cargill.
Why does Hemfosa have a disproportionately well-served train station when it only has 100 inhabitants?
The latest digital modelling technologies allow us to step inside building designs and conceive of places we never thought possible.
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.