African urbanization


It is widely predicted that the future of many African nations will be urbanization with the population moving to cities from the rural communities that they currently reside in. Statistically 15% of Africans were living in cities in 1960 but that is now 40% with the pace of change exceeding European transition and the proportion exceeding that of Southern Asia. Read More…

Escape underground to beat congestion?

You have to think differently about the problems we face in a world today wth an ever expanding population and challenges to grow our infrastructure to cope. Read More…

Energy positive design - the new future for sustainable design

Powerhouse is a collaboration between a contractors, property developers, design and environmental consultants to create commercially viable buildings that are "energy positive," proactively addressing the impact of new development on the environment. Read More…

We need to think differently about our marine environments

The International Community have designated parts of our seas, oceans, estuaries and large lakes as "Marine Protected Areas." Read More…

Future cities will adapt to our needs with data

Adaptive Architecture of "Sensory digital infrastructure" as UNSense describes it, will use data to adapt and adjust our living environment to our changing needs. A "technology that adapts to its users."
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A disaster emoji

We are not sure how many of us would reach for our phones in a natural disaster rather than prioritize our safety but one scientist has identified that social media may be a useful early warning tool.

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A sustainable city from new

The new Indian state capital of Amaravati will be “one of the most sustainable in the world.” Read More…

Sustainable flood protection

NOAQ, a Swedish Company have innovated with a sustainable solution to combat an increasingly common natural disaster.

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5 Steps to Creating High-Performance Communities

Communities should have energy and water-saving systems, but at a high level there also needs to be a more holistic approach to creating a sense of place and connection, while at the same time being accessible to different demographics and vibrant all throughout the day. Read More…