With the world’s urban populations growing at a rapid pace, we explore the issues affecting our cities today and how we are shaping them for the future.
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Carbon offsetting in the neighbourhood
Tackling climate change always calls for bolder and bigger ideas. Local offsetting could help us to scale good intentions, accelerate net zero efforts and maximise the impacts we have in the community, from improved health and wellbeing to job creation, improved quality of social housing and equitable access to low emissions public transport, and more.
What if the client was everyone? How social value can transform urban development
With global issues like inflation and the cost-of-living crisis, pandemic recovery, the switch to net zero development, and the enduring need to tackle growing wealth inequality, there has never been a more important time to focus on social value.
People, nature and technology: an integrated vision for net zero building design in Asia
For solutions to scale and have a tangible effect on cities as a whole, we need to think broadly about how architecture, landscape and public realm design elements can contribute to net zero in an integrated fashion.