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

Can tech protect from the impact of air pollution?

Marketed solutions to air pollution claim to help combat its worst effects, but questions about their effectiveness remain unanswered

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

Urbanisation breathing innovative new life into cities

As well as major challenges, growing urbanisation presents big opportunities to build better, sustainable cities for the future, according to the World Economic Forum

Cash-strapped cities are battlegrounds for clean energy

Traffic congestion in the Chinese capital Beijing, home to almost 22 million people

Ever-expanding towns and cities, too often strapped for cash, are the battleground for clean growth

The rise of city car-sharing

Are we witnessing a cultural shift away from owning a car as mobility is increasingly viewed as a service just a tap away on a smartphone?