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Image of cars - nose to tail

Journalists like to claim that we’ve...

Ryan Falconer

Ryan Falconer

09 February 2017 / 5 Comment(s)

Power station in operation

A common problem government regulators have to...

Sergey Rozhenko

Sergey Rozhenko

21 December 2016 / 2 Comment(s)

Affordable housing on a brownfield site.

A long-term lack of house building, and a...

Duncan Laird

Duncan Laird

10 November 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

Achieving resilient power and clean air

In designing a building’s energy system,...

Christine McHugh

Christine McHugh

27 October 2016 / 4 Comment(s)

Habitat III calls for sustainability for all

Since its original Habitat I declaration, signed...

Sachin Bhoite

Sachin Bhoite

17 October 2016 / 0 Comment(s)

Two wheels better: enabling city cyclists

In an ever urbanising world, the social benefits...

Brendan Cuddihy

Brendan Cuddihy

01 September 2016 / 13 Comment(s)

Cities, cars and setting greener standards

In an era characterised by ever more flexible...

Francesco Petrella

Francesco Petrella

18 August 2016 / 3 Comment(s)

How can cities benefit from becoming digital platforms?

Faced with growing populations and the increasing...

Ben Cooper-Woolley

Ben Cooper-Woolley

18 July 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

Brexit lessons for climate change

I was shocked and saddened when, on the 23rd of...

Thomas Hurst

Thomas Hurst

14 July 2016 / 7 Comment(s)

You’ve never had it so good

Smog, crime, cramped living… For much of...

Matthew Dillon

Matthew Dillon

11 July 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

UK wind farm. Credit: Peter Jones

Ultimately, tackling climate change is about...

Peter Mumford

Peter Mumford

26 November 2015 / 7 Comment(s)

Senior citizens under a tree in Baden-Baden

The global population is ageing at an...

Stefano Recalcati

Stefano Recalcati

05 November 2015 / 5 Comment(s)

Fishlake Habitat Creation. Credit: Giles Rocholl Photography

Biodiversity offsetting is on the...

Neil Harwood

Neil Harwood

22 October 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

English village surrounded by green fields

I believe that green belt needs a fundamental...

Max Laverack

Max Laverack

10 September 2015 / 9 Comment(s)

Energy efficiency levels for buildings

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has...

David Barker

David Barker

13 August 2015 / 0 Comment(s)

North Melbourne Station. Credit: Peter Hyatt

In growing cities, local governments are...

Rob Turk

Rob Turk

27 July 2015 / 6 Comment(s)

Disposal of radio active waste

I think countries should embrace the idea of...

Kirsty Gogan

Kirsty Gogan

23 July 2015 / 13 Comment(s)

Pedestrians strolling on a repurposed disused railway - the High Line in New York

Growing global demand for infrastructure, driven...

Neil Keogh

Neil Keogh

09 February 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

Electric vehicle being refuelled

We need to start thinking about how electric...

Andrew Peterman

Andrew Peterman

09 October 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

BIM model of a sludge treatment facility

Opinions differ on exactly how, and indeed how...

Dan Clipsom

Dan Clipsom

31 July 2014 / 6 Comment(s)

Cardiff pedestrian crossing with no barriers.

It might not seem like an obvious place for a...

Susan Claris

Susan Claris

16 June 2014 / 7 Comment(s)

Pylon with power lines

If governments want us all to use energy more...

Richard Hatton

Richard Hatton

05 June 2014 / 3 Comment(s)

Mountain Strolling Garden of Songdo Central Park, a green oasis in the midst of Korea’s first international city. Credit: Songdo Central Park

Cities must ensure that their investment in...

Pablo Lazo

Pablo Lazo

08 May 2014 / 5 Comment(s)

electricity meter.

Have you ever considered that the...

Roy James

Roy James

03 April 2014 / 8 Comment(s)

Spell of the vertebra

Whole life-cycle carbon assessment must become...

Andrea Charlson

Andrea Charlson

27 March 2014 / 6 Comment(s)

Image of a sub station.

Energy storage is vital for maximising the...

Steve Saunders

Steve Saunders

13 March 2014 / 31 Comment(s)

Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Why isn’t geothermal energy used more...

Michael Chendorain

Michael Chendorain

23 January 2014 / 4 Comment(s)

Landfill site

One thing in the waste management industry is...

Allan Barton

Allan Barton

07 November 2013 / 12 Comment(s)

The recent announcement that the UK government has finally struck a deal to build a much-needed nuclear power station is good news. But overall I am increasingly frustrated about the way the delivery of major infrastructure projects is treated as a...

Duncan Wilkinson

Duncan Wilkinson

31 October 2013 / 14 Comment(s)

There is much to agree with in the Institution of Civil Engineers’ State of the Nation report on UK transport, published a week or two ago. I would argue that the key challenge for the UK is reforming the machinery of government to unlock...

Alexander Jan

Alexander Jan

04 July 2013 / 0 Comment(s)

One of the most popular questions that healthcare facilities professionals are often asked is “what will the hospital of the future look like?” Historically it has been about finding a fit between population and bed distribution and the...

Phil Nedin

Phil Nedin

07 February 2013 / 3 Comment(s)

Some people say that the UK can’t afford to be the first country to develop a low-carbon economy. I say that we can’t afford not to be. We must do what’s right and take the brave decision to lead the way. Much like the Shackleton...

Chris Jofeh

Chris Jofeh

01 February 2013 / 3 Comment(s)

The earthquake in L’Aquila in Italy that claimed the lives of 309 people and devastated the city was a terrible tragedy. But by sentencing Italian earthquake experts to six years for manslaughter, the Italian judicial system is compounding a...

Ziggy Lubkowski

Ziggy Lubkowski

23 October 2012 / 37 Comment(s)

I believe we need to get away from an economic order based on ever-increasing consumption where individual wealth creation is seen as the most desirable or only goal. It is simply not sustainable, as Hannes Kunz pointed out in his Thoughts piece...

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

08 October 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

Engineers have a responsibility to work with companies developing solutions that will enable renewable energy percentages to rise beyond current limits.

In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, concerns...

Rick Maddox

Rick Maddox

31 August 2012 / 0 Comment(s)

Money on a domestic heating radiator, signifying the cost of heating. Sourced from iStock.

In the UK, fuel poverty in the social housing...

Steve Pimlott

Steve Pimlott

16 August 2012 / 6 Comment(s)

I’m based in Singapore currently and was in Hong Kong previously, and over the last 15 years I’ve seen first-hand how cities in this region are building successful urban metro systems. They’ve used their mass transit systems to...

Michael McGowan

Michael McGowan

16 August 2012 / 3 Comment(s)

Three sprinters take their places at the starting blocks. Credit Chris Dite. Copyright Arup.

London’s winning bid for the Olympic Games...

Tim Williams

Tim Williams

02 August 2012 / 2 Comment(s)

Model of a DNA strand. Source: iStock.

So, the Higgs Boson has been found. Cue debate on...

Peter Young

Peter Young

19 July 2012 / 7 Comment(s)

An electric vehicle 'fills up' at a charging post.

When it comes to predicting the rate of electric...

Peter Young

Peter Young

15 March 2012 / 3 Comment(s)

Today (29 November 2011), the UK Chancellor made his Autumn Statement against a backdrop of tough economic forecasts for the country. The Office for Budget Responsibility is forecasting growth of just 0.7% in 2012, which comes on the back of a...

Robert Care

Robert Care

29 November 2011 / 0 Comment(s)