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Explore key issues around urbanisation: from shrinking birth rates to growing pollution, expanding megacities and booming middle classes.

Features: Utopia or dystopia  global experts imagine future cities

1-2% of all trips in the UK are made by bike. This is small compared with figures of 27% in the Netherlands, and even 10% in Germany.

Infographics: the future of cars

Cars infographic
Car usage
Car parking infographic
Autonomous cars and space


A lack of accommodation for older people is set to be the next great housing crisis. If we are to avoid it, we need a retirement home revolution.

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Artificial intelligence, sensors and 3D printing

See how innovative, new technologies are transforming the world around us, changing the ways we live and work