Does bureaucracy hold cities back, wonders Grimshaw’s Keith Brewis
Jonathan Ledgard is seeking to build the world’s first droneport in Africa. By 2030, he predicts, there will be one in every town in the tropical world
The Stanford engineering professor Martin Fisher talks about the challenges of teaching the instant-gratification generation to think
Education is booming, the results of a growing global population with a keen thirst for knowledge. But how can today’s schools and universities prepare students for a world that doesn’t yet exist?
Immersive environments, with high-resolution 3D vision and haptics technology to simulate touch are starting to be used in education
There is considerable excitement about high-rise timber — has its time finally come?
Completely new materials may not come along very often, but scientists are remixing old ones — and it’s changing the shape of our cities
Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill’s most groundbreaking designs — including the first building to be measured in kilometres
“We’re problem-solvers who happen to be architects. Sometimes the solution is not just a building”
Researchers at Waterloo University use VR to test how dense environments affect mood
By 2050, the urban population will almost double to 6.3 billion. Cities must accommodate 77 million new residents each year
As construction becomes increasingly global, a coalition of New York-based designers and educators has formed to ask one urgent question …
Governments and policymakers are in danger of ignoring one of the biggest threats to the built environment — and to human life, writes Alex Copley
This issue considers a vital question for anyone involved in designing and building cities
In his award-winning essay for New Philosopher magazine, WSP’s Mark Bessoudo explains why engineers should read more philosophy.
The new economy will flock to areas of high “urban capacity”. Teemu Jama and Tuija Pakkanen explain what it is and how to calculate it
We are all taught to believe in the power of collaboration, but what really drives the relationships that create our built environment?
The internet has transformed the world of retail. But commercial centres still have a vital role to play as we move towards an “Experience economy”
How Laing O’Rourke and WSP built a hospital out of 15,000 pre-assembled elements
Analyzing millions of patient records could aid diagnosis — if privacy issues can be overcome