Porto: a masterclass in city branding

Eduardo Aires, the man behind the rebranding campaign for Portugal’s second city, explores the importance of messaging and visual identity

Eight cities using data to change the way we live

Eight cities are using data and artificial intelligence in innovative ways to reshape public services

Are cities ready for new demographics?

Headline global statistics highlighting growing urban populations mask slowing rates of growth in some developed countries and many cities remain woefully underprepared for the unprecedented demographic shifts underway

Public-private tensions in smart city collaboration

Private startups can help governments alleviate the pressures of urbanisation and improve the quality of city life, but partnerships between the two sectors are not always straightforward

Three ways to tackle urbanisation

With nearly 70 per cent of the world’s population expected to live in towns and cities by 2050, rapid urbanisation is one of the biggest challenges of our time, putting unprecedented pressure on transportation systems, utilities and the environment. But emerging technologies are affording new, smarter ways to maintain, build and interact with infrastructure in an effort to make urbanisation more manageable

How spatial analysis is changing our cities

Digitisation is revolutionising the way infrastructure is built and maintained, giving organisations the ability to track a dazzling variety of datasets to better inform decisions

Cities of the future: digitally-transformed infrastructure

Building infrastructure can result in a complicated and disjointed project desperately in need of digital technologies to connect all parties

Treating city wastewater as a resource

Faced with a rising global water shortage, cities can no longer pour away precious resources and must recycle wastewater