Bridging the infrastructure funding gap
The regions with the greatest infrastructure investment needs are Asia and the Americas. Sakshi Sharma explores a world of surveying opportunities.
How can we create cities able to adapt to urbanisation, climate change and disruptive technologies, while driving economic, environmental and social value?
The concept of smart cities is no longer limited to the diffusion of new technologies. So, the technology is the tool, not the result.
Director of the smart cities research programme, University of Barcelona
With property and infrastructure increasingly connected through technologies such as the Internet of Things, we need to protect against digital attacks.
Should public transport be free for everyone? Transport expert and former London mayoral candidate Christian Wolmar explores the arguments.
With health and well-being increasingly important considerations in towns and cities, Yvonne Rydin and Helen Pineo discuss how surveyors can contribute to healthier lives.
The UK should look to the Netherlands if it wants to get cycle-friendly infrastructure right, argues Carlton Reid, editor-at-large of BikeBiz.
A global shortage of later-life housing is looming on the horizon. How can we build a sufficient supply of new housing for the retired?
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
Africa’s population is predicted to double by 2050, putting pressure on its already bustling cities. One answer is to build new smart cities from scratch.
The shrinking city has become a regular feature of the post-industrial age. But what can be done to turn around the failing metropolis, asks Lawrie Holmes?
Will Haynes of Sustrans on how to retrofit our cities streets to enable faster, cheaper, more reliable urban journeys that can improve health.
Walking makes people fitter, cities cleaner and businesses stronger – yet we're walking less. Planners and developers can play a big part in designing healthier streets.
KT Ravindran of Amity University imagines a future of highly specialised cities connected by new, high-speed links.
After centuries building dykes, the Dutch adopted a pragmatic approach to rising water levels: living in harmony with water rather than trying to control it.
San Francisco, Singapore and Philadelphia are among the cities pioneering sustainable urban water projects.
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?
Discover four smart city innovations already at work in cities across the world, from London to Barcelona and Singapore.
There are projected to be 200 billion smart devices connected to the Internet of Things by 2020, up from two billion in 2006.
IDC, Intel, United Nations
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.
Designing good public realms that respond to the people who use them is no walk in the park. Who are the developers and planners rising to such a challenge?
If global temperatures increase beyond 2ºC by 2100, sea levels could rise by two metres. What would that mean for cities like Lagos, Tokyo, Dhaka and Miami?
Jonn Elledge discusses whether national and city governments are really doing enough to combat air pollution.