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Urban experiments in Toronto and Barcelona will inform policymakers around the world
The world’s megacities attract jealousy — but they also draw in the most talented
Influx of college graduates is not entirely harmful, according to US study
Sadiq Khan says quality of design of 305m-high skyscraper is not good enough
Integrated technologies must not become tools of mass surveillance
The rush to construct upwards has led to 1,500 tall towers being built in the past decade
Tech company says donation could lead to 20,000 new homes over the next decade
Urban mobility is being transformed below ground, on the streets and in the air. We are presented by a range of technologies that are set to revolutionise how we travel across the megacities of the future. This first chapter of our 2050 series investigates these different visions of the future, and the practical challenges in achieving them.
Today’s start-ups and urban projects hint at the future of urban mobility
Persistent growing pains affect Asunceños of all classes
How can urban centres be made more accessible to all?
Some argue that waterborne homes — and stadiums — could be a response to climate concerns
Cities and governments divided on migration; smart tech and surveillance in China; architects’ designs for rebuilding Syria; mayors tackle global problems; how ‘left behind’ areas can catch up; designing for disabled people; treating knife crime as a disease; testing driverless cars in retirement towns; floating cities
As the fighting ebbs, some are thinking boldly about reconstructing a devastated nation
The British city is using education to continue its post-industrial reinvention and spur a building boom
Xi Jinping is ploughing billions into resettling rural residents. Will it work?
Indonesia should beware the examples of Myanmar and Ivory Coast
Policies for reviving such places have to dovetail with the interests of residents
Transformation of central brownfield site aims to improve historic UK city’s prospects
From robotic worms that fix leaks to night drones that repair potholes
As its banking and finance sectors continue to thrive, Luxembourg is also promoting itself as a destination for space businesses and scientific research. We also discuss the country’s attempts to curb road congestion and tackle housing demand
The steelworks site has been transformed — but not without difficulty
Authorities are attempting to lure locals away from their cars
People thrive in imperfect environments that can be moulded
Plan to turn more town centre properties into housing and office space