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
Modular is finally becoming reality, thanks to advances in computer modelling, 3D printing and robotics
Ping pong tables, pod chairs, beach huts and giant slides — is this really what it takes to make us more creative at work?
Italian food purveyor Eataly is recognized as one of the most exciting of a new breed of retailers. But what is it?
The defining characteristic of future shopping destinations might be their flexibility
Professor Heinz Wolff has now invented an entirely new approach to elderly care — a system that relies on man rather than machine
Mike Steep, visiting scholar at Stanford Engineering, believes Seattle is the most digital place in the world — so far
Tomorrow’s retail districts will feature a host of interactive technologies, all designed to make the shopping experience more personalized and more compelling
Crowded conditions, inflated property prices, public health disasters, low fertility rates — Joel Kotkin asks whether it’s time we gave up on super-sized cities
We shouldn’t be building better housing just for the elderly, says Lord Richard Best, but for the not-old-yet who are ready to downsize
Smarter cities are threatened by broadband monopolies, warns Christian Wictorin. We need to liberate our network infrastructure
Lauren Isaac pours sugar in the tank of some of the more common misconceptions
Nathanael Johnson reveals the world of “synanthropes” — the plants and animals that have evolved to thrive in the city, whether they are welcome or not
Knowing the future is the easy part. The real challenge is changing course, writes Susan Krumdieck