- Big data, big impact?
- Feeding the 9 billion
- Countryside in Crisis?
- The Energy Water Food Stress Nexus
- Unsustainable Fishing
- Keeping pace with a digital revolution
- Global health in the 21st Century
- Adapting to an urban future
- Educating for tomorrow
- Digital technology in Africa
- Persistent poverty in Britain
- Can the UK ever be sustainable?
- Plastic pollution in the oceans
- Natural disasters: how to improve?
- Not In My Back Yard
- Digital Divide in the UK?
- Importing goods, exporting drought?
- Britain’s ageing population
- Engineering our climate
- The future shape of Capitalism
- Migration: skills and the job market
- Razing the Rainforest
- London under water
- Concreting the countryside
- Future of low carbon energy
- Africa in the 21st Century
War, communication, Peter Piot, shopping, Fishing, Barbara Stocking, technology, digital technology, water use, wind power, Bob Geldof, Slums, GDP, migration, protectionism, globalisation, design, unsustainable, access, Industrial Revolution
Adapting to an urban future
How will urban centres keep pace with predicted continuing growth? What are the visions of tomorrow’s cities?
ROBERT NEUWIRTH American journalist and author
DOUG SAUNDERS Canadian-British author and journalist
PETER BISHOP Group Director at the London Development Agency
SAMIRA AHMED (chair) freelance journalist and presenter
- 60 SECONDS
- Source: UN
- 2nd July 2013
Without fresh ideas to address rapid urbanization, the number of people living in slums lacking access to basic infrastructure and services such as sanitation, electricity, and health care may skyrocket from one billion at present to three billion by 2050, the United Nations today reported.
- 17th February 2013
Imagine a city of the future. Do you see clean streets, flying cars and robots doing all the work?
- Source: The Guardian
- 23rd April 2012
Sustainable development in cities such as Copenhagen and Portland is yielding significant environmental benefits.
- Source: National Geographic
With seven billion mouths to feed, human agriculture exerts a tremendous toll on the planet, from water draws to pollution, and from energy use to habitat loss. But there is also a growing set of solutions, from organic agriculture to integrated pest management.