Cities

Retail Horizons: Are cities less important in an online world?

This article first appeared on GreenBiz.com and is the third in a 12-part series about the future of US retail for the

Stronger local and transborder policies needed to tackle air pollution

Tougher treaties that penalise polluters while also providing incentives to stop, as well as new technological solutions, are vital for improving global air quality.

Boris Cars: the car-sharing scheme coming to London in 2015

Based on the French Autolib’ model, a new point-to-point electric car-sharing scheme has been promised for London, with thousands of vehicle-charging points to be added throughout the city.

Smart glass, but not the Google type

If you look at the skyline of any modern city, one ubiquitous feature of all skyscrapers is an abundance of glass. And there’s good reason for this: natural light and expansive views improve both creativity and productivity.

Get wind of Liam

The dense patchwork of houses, roads, skyscrapers, parks and cafés stitch together our urban landscape.

How best to support energy access enterprises

Paul Valentin, International Director, Christian Aid, shares lessons in supporting enterprises that provide access to clean energy.

“There is no perfect city, nor is any city smarter than the rest”

As Singapore prepares to host three environmental summits in a week, Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, tells Anna Simpson why it’s a golden opportunity for global cities to look 50 years into the future and discuss the common challenges they face.

A question of brand sense and sensibility

There’s a difference between appreciating the material world, and appropriating it, says Anna Simpson.

Chinese company prints 10 homes in one day

Companies in China and the US claim they can build houses in 24 hours, using 3D printers.

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