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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Stopping the spread: a new framework for fire safety
Over a billion people live in informal settlements such as refugee camps, townships and slums. When these communities are hit by fire the results are not only devastating, but hard to recover from. Our new framework offers practical solutions to help NGOs, aid organsations and governments to deal with this risk.
Cities Alive: Designing for urban childhoods
Find out how a child-friendly approach to urban planning is vital for the creation of cities that work better for everyone. We explain how we can create healthier and more inclusive, resilient and competitive cities for all of us to live, work and grow up in.
Collaboration through technology: the key to a prosperous society
Digital infrastructure has long been recognised as a powerful engine for private investment and job creation. But to unlock the promise of digital requires new levels of collaboration between public and private bodies, underpinned by shared values to guide sometimes unfamiliar processes.