Five innovative ways to combat the housing crisis

From modular commuter villages to innovative finance models, developers are finding new, inventive solutions to tackle the UK housing crisis

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

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 medical drones can help save lives

Hospitals and clinics in congested urban areas and remote locations are trialling deliveries of urgent medical supplies by drones and mini-planes

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

Future cities have to get even smarter

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Urbanisation poses immense challenges, but is also an opportunity to create digital super towns and cities, with a wired-up and connected approach to everyday needs and problems. Here are three examples

What being ‘smart’ means for cities

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

10 ways tech can cure big-city headaches

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From noisy airports and traffic jams to crime and anti-social behaviour, city life is full of annoyances. But what if technology could solve these problems? Here are ten ways it can help