So much of this article resonates with conversations and articles I have recently been privy to. It was too good not to share!
Yesterday I sat in a conference ran by the City of London on "Circular Cities". Admittedly I was not sure what this phrase meant, let alone stood for. The City of London have put some stretching targets together for 2025, a fair play to them!
Very interesting to read that the report highlights the need to further invest in flood defense; still some what of a contentious issue, but I guess we will see how the winter unfolds (fingers crossed).
Another point highlighted below close to my heart is biophilic design / green spaces (see previous commentary).
According to fresh research from Marshalls, four global megatrends will manifest themselves as 12 themes which, together, will dominate the shape of public and private spaces over the next decade. The report, Future Spaces, is the result of intensive research and pulls on the expertise and experience of leading academics, industry commentators, architects, landscape designers, material technologists, engineers and futurologists. The megatrends identified by the report are: the growing importance of sustainability driven by climate change; shifting demographics caused by an aging population and a growing middle class; accelerating urbanisation; and the growth of smart technology.