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May 2019

A Smart City Is Rarely Smart Enough to Account for People’s Feelings

Smart cities are efficient, but tech can’t account for human emotion. In the Mission District of San Francisco, officials are learning to bridge the gap.

  • Environment
April 2019

3 things I’ve learned from Extinction Rebellion

What can placemakers learn from the occupation of four London streets?

  • Environment
April 2019

Is the Revolution of 3D-Printed Building Getting Closer?

3D printing was expected to transform architecture and construction, but uptake has been slow. Could that be changing?

  • Technology
April 2019

The Tulip is "inevitably controversial" says Norman Foster as tower approved

Norman Foster says the The Tulip will become a "symbol in it's own right" as the controversial 305.3-metre-high tourist attraction is approved by City of London.

  • Architecture
March 2019

Jean Nouvel unveils National Museum of Qatar in Doha

"This is a 21st-century museum that allows you to experience the exhibits in three dimensions"

  • Architecture
March 2019

A day in the life of the future customer

Exploring how one shopper of the future goes about her day reveals exciting possibilities for what’s in store for omni-channel retailing

  • Retail
March 2019

The Nova pod is a solar-powered co-working office on wheels

The Nova mobile office pod supports the flexible working needs of the modern nomad with fast wifi, a minibar and a daily changing view.

  • Office
March 2019

What's the purpose of humanity if machines can learn ingenuity?

Flashes of inspiration are considered a human gift that drives innovation – but the monopoly is over. AI can be programmed to invent and refine ideas and connections. What's next?

  • Technology
March 2019

The high street isn’t dying, it’s going independent

As large chain stores struggle to compete with the rise of online sales, independent and artisan retailers are stepping up to take their place on the high street.

  • Retail
March 2019

New culture space planned for Walworth as council announces preferred bidders for town hall refurbishment

A new arts and community hub, café and studio workspaces are proposed for the Walworth area as Southwark Council announces its preferred bidders for the refurbishment of Walworth Town Hall and former library space.

  • General Projects