It is estimated that, by 2030, six out of every 10 people will live in cities, meaning that now more than ever, cities need to be versatile in how they accommodate and adapt to new migrant populations. But how can we see the influx of people into our cities as a source of re-invention and innovation rather than the source of endless problems? And what role can entrepreneurs and innovators play in building the cities of our future?
With history seeping from their pores, picturesque topography and similar population size, the cities of Luxor in Egypt and Edinburgh in Scotland have more in common that one might think. The political unrest in Egypt has impacted Luxor's tourism sector but its inability to capitalize on its cultural festivals, due in part to bureaucratic constraints and a lack of appreciation of modern cultural output, has left the Upper Egyptian city struggling to keep up. Can the heritage city build up a festival economy?
Whether revolution, war or geopolitics, global real estate is among the industries most sensitive to changes. Here, we look at the cases of post-Brexit London, post-conflict Kiev and post-revolutionary Cairo.
We analyze water supplies and actual delivered volumes in eight of the world's biggest cities, and find that ageing infrastructure in some some places is leaking more water than other cities even need.
We speak to Agamemnon Otero MBE, co-founder of London's Energy Garden project which is engaging communities and commuters across a network of 50 Overground rail stations to create sustainable, solar-powered communal gardens.