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'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)

Refugee camp in Greece

Migration is a natural human phenomenon, but not...

Serena Girani

Serena Girani

19 January 2017 / 8 Comment(s)

Urban wetland, London Wetland Centre

Since the dawn of civilisation, settlements and...

Phil Denton

Phil Denton

08 December 2016 / 2 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)

How the digital world is shaping our cities

In the digital era, in order to thrive cities...

Ran Wang

Ran Wang

08 August 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

Use psychology to build better collaborations

With the increasing need to meet emerging...

Natalie Glass

Natalie Glass

25 July 2016 / 7 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)

Connecting young people with nature

Reconnecting young people with nature will build...

Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams

26 May 2016 / 15 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)

Consider people factors. Credit: Matt Cox

Assets such as buildings don’t work in...

Kate Fairhall

Kate Fairhall

11 April 2016 / 8 Comment(s)

Imaginary poster for use in China marketing Great Northern England as a visitor destination. Arup visualisation

I believe the UK’s Northern Powerhouse is...

Corinne Swain

Corinne Swain

04 April 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

Human interaction in city design

Cities are our future. Urban populations are...

Hrvoje Cindric

Hrvoje Cindric

03 March 2016 / 5 Comment(s)

Metrocable cable cars, Medellin, Colombia

Across the world urban planners are adopting...

Christoforos Romanos

Christoforos Romanos

04 February 2016 / 3 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)

Oslo Opera House exterior with accessible roof. Credit: Ryan Biziorek

I think that as designers we should challenge our...

Mikal Ahmed

Mikal Ahmed

29 October 2015 / 4 Comment(s)

Giant water slide in Bristol. Credit: Paul Townsend

If you want to introduce changes like new...

Susan Claris

Susan Claris

08 October 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

Noise meets ear

Projects are normally required to do an...

Nick Boulter

Nick Boulter

17 September 2015 / 4 Comment(s)

Water footprints

Many people have heard of carbon footprints, but...

Paul Davies

Paul Davies

27 August 2015 / 15 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)

Security gate at Beijing Capital International Airport. Credit: Frank Palmer

I don’t believe current aviation security...

Stacey Peel

Stacey Peel

04 June 2015 / 0 Comment(s)

Lighting at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Credit: Darren Soh

Imagine if your lights could talk to you and to...

Francesco Anselmo

Francesco Anselmo

14 May 2015 / 7 Comment(s)

Water drops

How do you view your relationship with the...

Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher

07 April 2015 / 5 Comment(s)

Graphic illustrating the state of Japan four years after the multi-hazards hit.

Natural and man-made disasters can strike...

Piet Lycke

Piet Lycke

30 March 2015 / 2 Comment(s)

Street crossing in Akihabara, Japan

Who are we designing our spaces and our cities...

Joana Mendo

Joana Mendo

02 March 2015 / 3 Comment(s)

Café within King's Cross station with innovative use of lighting

Stations have increasingly become transitional,...

Nille Juul-Sorensen

Nille Juul-Sorensen

23 February 2015 / 1 Comment(s)

Security concept image

Today, data belongs to whoever collects it, or to...

Irene Ng

Irene Ng

20 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)

Ticket barriers in Town Hall Station, Sydney. Credit Anthony Crescini

Imagine if you didn’t have to plan and book...

Volker Buscher

Volker Buscher

25 September 2014 / 5 Comment(s)

Cyclists and pedestrians on a London street. Credit: Thomas Graham

In London, streets make up 80% of public space....

Claire McConnell

Claire McConnell

15 September 2014 / 22 Comment(s)

Makati City, Manila, the Philippines

My colleague Jack Pappin recently pointed out...

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

01 September 2014 / 5 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)

Plane over a city.

Our insatiable thirst for air travel and air...

Neil Keogh

Neil Keogh

02 June 2014 / 10 Comment(s)

Rail signals.

People are travelling more than ever before...

Tony Vidago

Tony Vidago

22 May 2014 / 6 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)

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)

Multi-way power socket with plugs

Is the answer to the energy demands of our...

James Johnston

James Johnston

07 February 2013 / 5 Comment(s)

Statue of Sir Winston Churchill.

Although leadership is taught at more...

Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis

17 January 2013 / 4 Comment(s)

Tim Jarvis sitting on a sledge in Antarctica.

In 1984 I picked up a book that changed my life....

Margot Morrell

Margot Morrell

10 January 2013 / 1 Comment(s)

Burned brush on a hillside, after a wildfire destroyed all the vegetation.

The recent devastating bushfires in Tasmania show...

Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

10 January 2013 / 5 Comment(s)

At a recent conference, one participant described knowledge management as ‘the conscience of the organisation’ and that ‘effective knowledge management depends on a sense and a synergy of moral obligation by employer and...

Andrew Trickett

Andrew Trickett

21 November 2012 / 4 Comment(s)

Close up view of two cyclists competing in a race. Source: iStock.

Having never watched professional cycling before...

Faith Wainwright

Faith Wainwright

12 September 2012 / 7 Comment(s)

Ancient Roman ruins. Source iStock.

I’m writing this from Belgrade – a...

Bruce Sterling

Bruce Sterling

03 May 2012 / 9 Comment(s)