Issue : 26 July 2012
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Are hospitals with 100% single patient bedrooms the answer to healthcare needs?
The number of people in the world aged 80 or over is expected to almost quadruple by 2050, rising to 395m or 4.3% of the global population.
With debate raging in the UK about legislation to introduce the private sector to the National Health Service (NHS), now might be a good time to ask what value we place upon healthcare. And of course, the answer to that depends upon where you live.
Improving the health of disadvantaged communities presents a complex challenge; one that we are only starting to understand, let alone effectively address.
In a year when the eyes of the world will be turning towards Britain, firstly for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and then the Olympic and Paralympic Games, civic buildings are one feature that can highlight the true character of a nation.
Apparently, one out of five people choose to live in a city that is located beside water.
Good design is cool, right? Definitely. But good design is about much more than fashion.
The UK has a goal of attracting 80 international sporting events by 2015.
Creating a market for used batteries would help to reduce cost barriers to electric vehicle uptake.
Because landfill sites are man-made, they offer the chance to create unique habitats that are a positive contrast to the surrounding landscape typology.