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Jony Ive and Prince Charles will save us all with design, apparently

The pair has teamed up to launch the Terra Carta Design Lab, inviting RCA students to develop solutions to the climate crisis

Opinion
24.07.21

‘For Indigenous communities, architecture is a symbol of colonisation’

First Nations people in Canada still suffer from unacceptable housing conditions – that must change, writes Caroline Monnet

Opinion
13.07.21

The promise of Hip-Hop Architecture

In his new book, US architect Sekou Cooke shapes a powerful manifesto for marginalised voices

Opinion
29.06.21

The design industry too often leaves people behind

Design has been seduced by hypergrowth, leaving behind those with needs not considered profitable, explains Harriet Gridley

Opinion
17.06.21

Environmentally sustainable projects need to be socially sustainable too

The two aspects are inextricably linked, says Ton Venhoeven

Opinion
02.06.21

UK housing design needs to be more Scandinavian

Communal spaces are far more important in Scandinavian housing – Britain could learn a thing or two

Opinion
05.05.21

Who is London building upwards for?

A new report on the capital's tall towers reveals a city still gripped by real estate speculation and unaffordable housing, despite ongoing crises

Opinion
15.04.21

Ending the destruction of our planet is a design challenge

We need to leave behind toxic materials, systems and products whose damage we can’t justify any longer, argues Parley's Cyrill Gutsch

Opinion
05.04.21

No more new: why architecture’s future lies in the past

We have an urgent collective duty to retrofit and repurpose, argue Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd

Opinion
23.03.21

Amid a climate crisis, what does the ‘ideal city’ look like?

A new book showcases projects that contribute to more inclusive, sustainable and desirable cities. But does its optimism tackle the scale of the problem?

Opinion
19.02.21
Road closed sign

In the low-traffic neighbourhoods debate, designers need to talk about ownership 

Pedestrianisation has become a flashpoint as cities learn to live with the impacts of Covid-19. But democratic decision-making and community investment should be central to the conversation

Opinion
07.12.20

Architectural visualisations need to be more representative of our diverse societies

Architecture can play a role in helping to heal unconscious racial biases – and that starts with depicting an accurate, inclusive array of users

Opinion
19.11.20

Taking the ‘master’ out of masterplans: why we need to rethink the role of the architect

If we want cities to be more inclusive, we should design them collaboratively

Opinion
10.11.20
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Will design weeks survive the pandemic?

Writer and curator Max Fraser goes head to head with designer and author Seetal Solanki on the future of design weeks

Design
01.09.20

Vox pop: Dockless E-Bikes

Will shared e-bikes continue to be a part of the city furniture? Peter Smisek ventured to Shoreditch to find out more about dockless e-bikes and their users

Opinion
27.08.20

The Shenzhen Experiment: The Story of China’s Instant City

Once just a rural borderland, today Shenzhen is a city of twenty million and a technology hub

Opinion
25.08.20

Review: Feminist City by Leslie Kern

A new book from the American urban geographer interrogates how women experience the barrier-riddled 'city of men'

Opinion
17.08.20

Does design hold the answer to later-life loneliness?

It may not be an infectious disease, but loneliness is an epidemic that has significant consequences for health and disproportionately affects older people. Eugene Marchese, founder and CEO of Guild Living, believes that residential designs appropriate for later life could be the remedy.

Opinion
22.06.20

How developers can bring wellbeing concepts to the housing market

Opinion
29.05.20
Between beauty and the sublime: Water After All

Between beauty and the sublime: Water After All

Opinion
08.04.20
Coronavirus and the City

Coronavirus and the City

Opinion
06.04.20

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