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Wellbeing graphic.

An organisation that is first and foremost...

Liz Swinstead

Liz Swinstead

20 April 2017 / 6 Comment(s)

'The Harvesters' by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Wikimedia Commons

Have we become too detached from our landscapes...

Andrew Tempany

Andrew Tempany

02 February 2017 / 2 Comment(s)

Young girl shows an elderly lady how to operate a laptop. CC photo by Michael Mandiberg.

‘Designing cities for all’ is easy to...

Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams

26 January 2017 / 16 Comment(s)

Sage Gateshead, a concert venue (arena) and centre for musical education.

In my view, while infrastructure and services are...

Matthew Atwood

Matthew Atwood

12 January 2017 / 4 Comment(s)

Are our developments really improving health?

To address the pressures of growing and ageing...

Hannah Wright

Hannah Wright

29 September 2016 / 8 Comment(s)

Designing for better indoor air quality

People around the world spend increasing amounts...

Emily Walport

Emily Walport

07 July 2016 / 7 Comment(s)

It’s time to plan for water safety in all buildings

Modern buildings comprise increasingly complex...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

27 June 2016 / 6 Comment(s)

It’s time to treat shift workers responsibly

In our always-on, 24/7 world, shift working has...

Rebecca Milner

Rebecca Milner

23 June 2016 / 8 Comment(s)

Buildings must promote healthy communities. Credit: Ben Richardson

As place-makers we have to contend with and...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

05 May 2016 / 4 Comment(s)

Green plants between escalators at One Central Park, Sydney. Credit: Carl Drury

Look around you. Besides some plants, if you are...

Kaitlyn Gillis

Kaitlyn Gillis

11 February 2016 / 3 Comment(s)

City park

In the face of increasingly constrained public...

Hannah Wright

Hannah Wright

07 January 2016 / 11 Comment(s)

Roadside Air Cleaning System diagram

Tightening regulations to reduce air pollution in...

Jimmy Tong

Jimmy Tong

09 November 2015 / 7 Comment(s)

Imagination Playground, New York. Credit: Sherazad Mehta

We need to take play seriously. We need to take...

Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams

31 August 2015 / 9 Comment(s)

Water restriction sign on a dry lawn. © Creative Commons Credit: Kevin Cortopassi

You’ve probably heard about the energy...

Martin Shouler

Martin Shouler

24 August 2015 / 6 Comment(s)

Sabre Sustainable Kindergarten, Dwabor, Ghana. Credit: Tim White

I believe that placing people at the heart of...

Becci Taylor

Becci Taylor

20 August 2015 / 3 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)

Giant windows. © McAteer Photograph by Alan McAteer

I think that the majority of engineers believe...

Tom Bunn

Tom Bunn

02 July 2015 / 14 Comment(s)

Boris Johnson and Sir Chris Hoy on bicycles

I’ve argued previously that walkable cities...

Susan Claris

Susan Claris

11 May 2015 / 23 Comment(s)

Cars and their exhaust fumes at traffic lights

The World Health Organisation’s most recent...

James Bellinger

James Bellinger

13 April 2015 / 0 Comment(s)

A window being opened manually.

We need to put people back at the centre of...

Becci Taylor

Becci Taylor

16 February 2015 / 8 Comment(s)

Google Glass spectacles

Disabled people can benefit from the increasing...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

12 February 2015 / 0 Comment(s)

Beijing traffic

As Michael Kwok noted recently here on Thoughts,...

Chas Pope

Chas Pope

08 January 2015 / 16 Comment(s)

Cyclists on a city cycle route. Credit Thomas Graham

Active travel such as walking and cycling is...

Susan Claris

Susan Claris

21 November 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

Lift and stairs in building. Credit: Peter MacKinven

As an access consultant, I often hear the term...

Mei-Yee Man Oram

Mei-Yee Man Oram

10 November 2014 / 1 Comment(s)

Home insulation retrofit

Do you have to choose between heating and eating?...

Chris Jofeh

Chris Jofeh

10 November 2014 / 2 Comment(s)

Flats in residential buildings in central London. Credit: © Hufton+Crow/L&G

I work in an office where the windows cannot be...

Michael Stych

Michael Stych

06 November 2014 / 9 Comment(s)

Green wall of Singapore School of the Arts. Credit Darren Soh

Private developers are being pushed to...

Ralph Wilson

Ralph Wilson

18 September 2014 / 2 Comment(s)

Makati City, Manila, the Philippines

My colleague Jack Pappin recently pointed out...

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

01 September 2014 / 7 Comment(s)

Earthquake damage in Sichuan Dujiangyan, China

As engineers we have a responsibility to use our...

Ziggy Lubkowski

Ziggy Lubkowski

28 August 2014 / 3 Comment(s)

Galleria West Shopping Centre at night, Seoul

As a lighting designer I firmly believe that,...

Siegrid Siderius

Siegrid Siderius

17 July 2014 / 8 Comment(s)

Macademia Nuts growing on the tree.

If the world is going to feed its growing and...

Eike Sindlinger

Eike Sindlinger

09 June 2014 / 5 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)

Corridor in the Harris Academy, South Norwood, London.

To what extent do we, as architects and...

Ann Marie Aguilar

Ann Marie Aguilar

28 April 2014 / 16 Comment(s)

Brazil cityscape.

Throughout history, cities have demonstrated...

Jo da Silva

Jo da Silva

10 April 2014 / 0 Comment(s)

London’s proposed Garden Bridge

I have a simple solution for cities with...

Susan Claris

Susan Claris

20 March 2014 / 35 Comment(s)

Open green space with people relaxing

The state of the nation’s health is rarely...

Tom Armour

Tom Armour

10 February 2014 / 7 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)

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)

Opening ceremony for a dedicated health facility for the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH). Copyright Arup.

Improving the health of disadvantaged communities...

Katie Wood

Katie Wood

31 May 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

Workers in London's Canary Wharf taking a break in Jubilee Park. Source: iStock

Nature and cities can live together successfully...

Ian Lanchbury

Ian Lanchbury

24 May 2012 / 25 Comment(s)

Graphic showing the word value

In Australia, as elsewhere, public-private...

Katie Wood

Katie Wood

12 April 2012 / 3 Comment(s)

Medical staff examining x-rays

With debate raging in the UK about legislation to...

Phil Nedin

Phil Nedin

29 February 2012 / 1 Comment(s)

How can building design reduce the spread of tuberculosis?Haiti has the highest TB rate in the Americas. In 2007 it had an estimated 306 TB cases per 100,000 people compared with 4.4 per 100,000 in the US. Up to 70% of people in certain housing...

Ewan Smith

Ewan Smith

31 May 2011 / 4 Comment(s)