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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New thinking in the air: pandemic, pollution and preserving the improvements
With lockdowns across the world reducing traffic, air quality experts have been eagerly awaiting the statistics for March and April 2020. Many hopeful predictions of drops in pollutants such as nitrogen oxide have been made. So, what have we learned from the great economic pause?
Three design lessons for the post pandemic city
How can we improve our access to the real-time information that helps cities survive a crisis? What can urban planners do to reduce the impact of a crisis on disadvantaged communities? How should public services be designed to cope with surges in demand?