Be at the heart of the debate about the future of the built and natural environments
The number of people aged over 60 is expected to more than triple by 2100, rising from 962 million in 2017 to 3.1 billion in 2100.
UN World Population Prospects
By 2050, 68% of the world’s population will be urban, up from 30% in 1950.
The populations of 48 nations or areas will decrease by 2050, with countries including Japan, Croatia and Ukraine decreasing by 15%.
Discover four smart city innovations already at work in cities across the world, from London to Barcelona and Singapore.
As technologies converge with urban planning, a revolution of automated, ownerless transport beckons. But is the intelligent city network sci-fi or a deliverable reality?
90% of the data in the world has been created in the last two years, and it is projected to increase by 40% annually.
Big Data for Sustainable Development
Record numbers of us now commute by bike. How is this trend starting to influence cities and the built environment?
Trailblazer trials, real-life applications and the internet of things are showing how big data and predictive analytics will underpin the smart cities of the future.
India, China and Nigeria will account for 35% of the growth in the world’s urban population between 2018 and 2050.
UN World Urbanization Prospects
The uncharted territories of the seabed are rich in valuable minerals. But does the effort required to get at them outweigh the benefits of deep sea mining?
Without security of tenure, millions are at risk of dispossession, crime and corruption. How is the problem being addressed?
By 2030, the world will require 40% more water, 50% more food, 40% more energy and 40% more timber and fibre. The only way we can meet these demands is by managing our ecosystems smartly and sustainably.
UN Environment Programme