Clear messages from the 7th International Urban Design Conference

Photo: copyright AECOM / Robb Williamson. The reality of going to most conferences is that you listen for 80 percent of the time to things that you are already aware of (which might be interesting, but aren’t necessarily teaching you anything), 10 percent of the time feeling really bored and/or irritated by someone who just […]

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Older population, new considerations

Copyright AECOM photo by Dixi Carrillo. Global demographics are shifting dramatically – we know that a growing majority of people now live in cities, but did you know that “by 2050 the world will have almost 400 million people aged 80 years or older”? This is according to John Beard, director of the Department of […]

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