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

Singapore at night

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

smart cities illustration

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

Lady walking in flood water in a city

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

By 2050, will London still be a smart city?

London’s challenge is incorporating the latest technologies with historic architecture and ageing infrastructure

It ranks high among the world’s smart cities, but London must remain on the leading edge of digital technology and continue to adapt to changing needs

Smart tech still struggles to solve Chinese smog

Facemasks are now commonplace in major Chinese cities such as Beijing

China clearly intends to spend heavily on smart city technology, as well as enforce a range of measures to cut pollution

Community at the heart of UK urban regeneration

The regeneration of UK towns and cities is entering an era of transformation when the needs of the community and wellbeing of individuals punch greater weight

Bacteria, active paints and aquariums

Dr Rachel Armstrong, senior lecturer at Greenwich University’s School of Architecture, Design and Construction, looks to a future of regenerating cities