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    Cities urged to build upwards but ditch skyscraper obsession

    Taller buildings are key to enhancing quality of life as the world's urban population grows, but cities should not become obsessed with skyscrapers...

    By Umberto Bacchi 3 Jun 2021

    There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix it

    The African continent is fast on its way to becoming one of the world's largest urban hubs. This has spawned growing interest in African urbanisation by both researchers and policymakers...

    By Sylvia Croese and Ntombini Marrengane 20 Apr 2021

    Innovations on the Nile over millennia offer lessons in engineering sustainable futures

    Africa is the continent most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. That's largely because many of its people and governments are too poor to do what's needed...

    By Mike Muller 19 Mar 2021

    DRC to host inaugural Smart City Conference, Open Innovation Challenge

    Spearheaded by Congo Bulaya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will host its virtual Smart City Conference from 16 to 18 April this year...

    15 Mar 2021

    How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

    Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly "out of place" as average temperatures rise. The days above 40°C and nights above 30°C are...

    By Cameron Tonkinwise and Abby Mellick Lopes 24 Feb 2021

    Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

    One of the big contributors to climate change is right beneath your feet, and transforming it could be a powerful solution for keeping greenhouse gases...

    By Lucca Henrion, Duo Zhang, Victor C. Li, Volker Sick 17 Feb 2021

    Green buildings can bring fresh air to design, but they can also bring pests

    Throughout the world, architects are designing green buildings, whether it's in their sustainable construction, environmentally friendly operation or actually green by style...

    By Norman Day 4 Jan 2021

    World Architecture Festival announces winner of Grohe Water Research Prize

    Researchers from the University of Patras in Greece have been named the winners of the Grohe Water Research Prize - part of the World Architecture Festival annual awards programme...

    3 Dec 2020

    How digital engineering can help the construction sector meet its decarbonisation targets

    A new report from Asite, Smart retrofitting: The key to decarbonizing the built environment, examines how the construction industry can mitigate carbon emissions through the smart retrofitting of built assets...

    2 Dec 2020

    A third of our waste comes from buildings. This one's designed for reuse and cuts emissions by 88%

    Designing buildings so they can easily be taken apart and the materials reused provides a feasible and commercial pathway for minimising waste and greenhouse gas emissions...

    By Roberto Minunno, Greg Morrison, Richard L. Gruner, Timothy Michael O'Grady 12 Nov 2020

    Satellite data provides fresh insights into the amount of water in the Nile basin

    Flowing through 11 African countries, the Nile River plays an important role in the lives of more than 24% of Africa's population...

    By Emad Hasan and Aondover Tarhule 9 Nov 2020

    Sustainable urbanisation the focus this World Cities Day

    Coined by the United Nations General Assembly, World Cities Day is celebrated annually on 31 October...

    30 Oct 2020

    Covid-19 will not change cities in long term - Norman Foster

    Delivering an opening keynote to the first United Nations Forum of Mayors earlier this month in Geneva, Switzerland, Norman Foster, founder and executive chairman of Foster + Partners, said the coronavirus pandemic will not change cities in the long term...

    26 Oct 2020

    Can Covid-19 inspire a new way of planning African cities?

    Health crises are not new in Africa. The continent has grappled with infectious diseases on all levels, from local (such as malaria) to regional (Ebola) to global (Covid-19)...

    By Patrick Brandful Cobbinah, Ellis Adjei Adams & Michael Odei Erdiaw-Kwasie 21 Sep 2020



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