Could 5G Transform the UK’s Cities?
It’s hard to fully understand modern technology. For most of us, most of the time, it’s a problem we can let others solve. We don’t need to comprehend the mechanism of the iPhone to use it to send an email. But as technology develops, it’s helpful to know not just what something does but how it does it.Read more
What Makes a City “Liveable”?
In August, Vienna was named the world’s most liveable city. It was the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual survey, and the news was significant in part because it was the first time a European city had topped the rankings. It was also notable because, for the past seven years, the Australian city of Melbourne has worn the crown.Read more
What Black Friday 2018 Means for the Changing Retail Industry
Browse the headlines over the past 18 months and it becomes clear that British retail is in a difficult place. Figures published by the British Retail Consortium showed that retail in the United Kingdom had suffered its worst January for sales since 2013. Commentators described a gloomy state of affairs on the high street. It seemed everyone agreed that the so-called retail apocalypse was claiming its first victims.Read more
How Millennials Are Making Cities Greener
Millennials, the catch-all term for those reaching adulthood in the early 21st century, are a much-maligned bunch. They’re overly sensitive, some say, or overly hostile. They’re addicted to technology, hedonistic, vain. Type “millennials are” into Google, and your suggestions will include “lazy”, “stupid” and “boring”.Read more
How Blockchain is Making Our Cities Smarter
Blockchain is inextricably linked to Bitcoin. In fact, it was invented as a method of recording transactions made with the crypto-currency. But as awareness of the technology grows and it develops new capabilities, its applications are spreading far beyond virtual money.Read more