Journal

August 2018

The big problem with big data? Without theory, it's just garbage

The idea that big data will enable more control of behaviour may be a lot of hype.

  • Technology
August 2018

Who owns the space below cities?

The space under cities is getting busier – from transport excavations to billionaire’s mega-basements. So how to keep track of what’s down there?

  • Environment
August 2018

Urban trees can store almost as much carbon as tropical rainforests

City trees aren’t just nice decoration–they’re a key factor in stopping climate change.

  • Environment
August 2018

What are the top 10 greenest cities in the UK?

New maps show how much green space there is in the UK’s ten most populated cities.

  • Environment
July 2018

Europe's tallest skyscraper is revealed

The RMJM-designed Lakhta Centre in St Petersburg is Russia and Europe's tallest building – standing 462 metres high.

  • Architecture
July 2018

NASA to back 3D-printed habitats on planet Mars

Research and architecture studio AI Space Factory has designed a 3D-printed house for the surface of Mars.

  • Architecture
July 2018

How Technology Is Changing The Real Estate Market

While many industries have stayed current with technology trends and established industry standards, real estate is a notable exception.

  • Technology
July 2018

The Vertical Economy in Cities

Vertical clustering—of certain high-status industries on the higher floors of buildings, for example—is an important part of urban agglomeration.

  • Politics/Economy
July 2018

Volcanoes are helping to fuel cleaner cars

Waste CO2 from the power plant that supplies water to the Blue Lagoon is being turned into methanol and shipped to the UK. The purpose? To cut down on air pollution from cars.

  • Environment
July 2018

The Future Workplace

As artificial intelligence pushes beyond the tech industry, work could become fairer—or more oppressive

  • Technology