The city has always been a center of innovation and business, but what will the cities of tomorrow look like? What can they offer their citizens? Are they doomed to become messy jungles of people, steel and concrete, engulfed in smog, or is there a way to raise the quality of life for all cityfolk? Read on to find out more, and share your thoughts with us in the comment section. 

Architectural Considerations for Future Cities

It is estimated that by 2050 there will be around 10 billion people living on Earth, which means that architects and urban planners have a tough challenge lying ahead. Taking into consideration key factors such as climate change, air quality, and sustainability, architects need to consciously design buildings and residences today, so that they can fulfil the needs of tomorrow.

Revitalizing Public Spaces

Research has shown that the quality of public spaces has a significant effect on the well-being of people using it. More and more cities are working towards upgrading the quality of forgotten alleys and plazas, making them pleasant and useful again for generations to come. Check out the article for some innovative ideas for refurbishing the dusty, dark, and forgotten public spaces.

Talking About Cities of the Future

As Dean of the IE School of Architecture and Design, and Executive Director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Martha Thorne shares her vision and thoughts about cities of the future. What are the challenges awaiting architects of the future and how people living in cities can be offered a better quality of life are only some of the things tackled in this interview.

The “Glasgow effect”

There’s much talk about creating cities for the future, but what about upgrading the ones we already have? The article takes a look at why people in Glasgow say they are miserable, and what could be done to change that.

Fighting Urban Renewal 

Urban renewal has become quite controversial as it seems to cause more harm than good. From broken up communities to declining economies, urban renewal has significantly affected countless lives. However, it has also inspired people to look for more effective ways of raising the quality of life for a certain community – one that does not include razing an entire community.