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Resilience

Road to Ruin – American Infrastructure Needs Attention, So Why Isn’t It Getting Any?

As economic and environmental clouds begin to form on the global horizon, the risks of an under-investment in physical infrastructure need to be taken more seriously than ever and the failure to do so now, could have significant consequences further down the line. With road, rail and other public works increasingly feeling the strain of chronic funding shortages across the board, this is exactly the situation the US may find itself in over the coming years.

Rising Priorities – How Chinese ‘Sponge Cities’ are Addressing the Threat of Flooding

When rapid urbanisation, growing populations and increased flood risks combine, the potential for disaster is never far away. With the need to increase resilience and adaptation to a rapidly changing climate now greater than ever, China’s ‘sponge cities’ are looking to find ecological alternatives to traditional flood defence and drainage infrastructure.

Full Circle – Is the Circular City the Answer to a Sustainable Urban Future?

Circular cities follow the same principles of the circular economy and look to use nature as a template for guiding urban development towards systems and processes which are sustainable. With several cities already adopting a circular approach to urban planning and design, does this strategy hold the key to helping us address some of the most pressing issues facing the built environment?