Smartphone sensors can now monitor the health of public infrastructure like roads and bridges - and potentially save lives.
The vast majority of the new megacities expected to break the 10 million mark between now and 2030 are located in developing regions. But London is also predicted to join the list.
Often decried as an expensive and unproven fig-leaf for the fossil fuel industry, the reality - that we cannot combat climate change without Carbon capture and storage - is, for many, an ...
Concerns about the impact of new technology on our health are nothing new - as these examples from the Victorian era show.
Archaeologists are providing key information regarding the effect of climate disasters on communities.
The state of Louisiana has lost more than 4,700 square km of land since the 1930s, and it's feared another 5,800 square km could go in the next half century.
The bridge will connect the states of Assam and Meghalaya and is set to become the longest river bridge in the country.
As part of a competition hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), designers were asked to create houses for workers in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the capital of ...
Bike sharing in African cities has lagged due to lack of dedicated lanes and the perception that cycling is for the poor, worsening traffic jams and pollution.
Diane Hoskins discusses how cities can work to provide sustainable, yet innovative design to our cities.
As populations age, our view of what it means to become older will have to change.
A team of researchers from MIT has invented a type of swarm robot builders they call Fiberbots that can weave sizable structures from the material, like robotic silkworms — no human conta...
On a recent summer morning, Suntali Rai was busy counting and stacking zinc sheets as she prepared to lay them on the roof of the house she had started building a month earlier.
At the moment cities typically designate a single purpose for a piece of land.
China’s economic transformation is going hand-in-hand with a massive infrastructure boom