According to a recent report by the Institute for Economics & Peace, it is projected that by 2050, 70 percent of the global population will reside in urban areas, a significant increase from the current 54 percent as of 2020. This surge in urbanisation can be attributed to both population growth and an ongoing trend towards city living.
As placemakers dedicated to shaping the built environment, it is crucial for us to ensure that the demand for high density development is met with an approach that is equitable, sustainable, and economical. We must strive to foster innovation that creates thriving communities where residents and societies can prosper.
In this report, we invite members from our global multidisciplinary collective to share their insights on a key design consideration for successful high-density living in their cities, and the value it can bring.
As we look to COP28 for a commitment to sustainable practices from the world’s leaders, we showcase how we have repurposed buildings to deliver sustainable spaces that celebrate the UAE's past and drive its future.
NHS waiting lists are at an all-time high. Architect, Ehren Trzebiatowski, explains how the imaginative adaptation of space and recycling of equipment can help solve the problem.
In this era of rapid technological advancement and ever-evolving media consumption patterns, traditional office buildings and other underused properties are finding new life and purpose through adaptive transformation. These once-static buildings are being reshaped into dynamic media spaces that house broadcasting facilities, media hubs, pre- and post-production studios, and a host of other creative media environments. This transformative trend presents real opportunities for revitalising underused assets in today's challenging real estate market.