Fighting poverty with plastic

Plastic Bank

Organising the retrieval of otherwise overwhelming plastic waste is creating wealth for the poorest communities

All eyes on the sea to net illegal fishing trawlers

Illegal fishing map

Mobilising a global citizens’ watch over the oceans is helping to combat the crime of illegal fishing

Nine Elms: how to deliver a mega-project

Digital sketch of the completed Nine Elms development

Collaboration is essential to deliver a mega-project, such as London’s Nine Elms development, involving numerous agencies with varied requirements

Change is in the air with city pollution

Heavy smog shrouding construction sites in Beijing

The construction sector stands accused as a polluter, but has an opportunity to clean up its act

How to manage ‘internet of assets’

Asset management internet city

The discipline of asset management is evolving with the changing nature of business in a fast-moving digital world

What being ‘smart’ means for cities

smart cities illustration

Businesses and the wider community must embrace constant change and lifelong learning to benefit fully from intelligent and responsive digital cities

Asia outpaces Europe’s industrial internet of things adoption

Industrial complex near Mount Fuji in Shizouka City, Japan

The West is playing catch-up as manufacturers in the Far East race ahead with the industrial internet of things

Fears for UK green targets after Brexit

Person walking past Westminster with pinwheels on the grass

Progress of renewable energy has suffered recent setbacks in the UK, but green alternatives to coal, oil and gas still offer long-term promise