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

New world of fresh thinking

The real challenge facing cities may not simply be the pace of technological advance, but instead is in the way we see future urban living, writes Felicia Jackson

Unaddressed health issue shames us all

Peter Ackland, chief executive of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, highlights the plight of the blind and visually impaired in the UK and around the world