Vital Cities, Vital Connections

The Vital Cities: Transport Systems Scorecard reports on 12 cities around the world, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of their transport policies and infrastructure.

The findings show that innovative data schemes have helped Singapore and London lead the digital transport revolution. Sao Paolo struggles to keep public transport affordable whereas Beijing is making cycling  safer.

News and events

Loneliness and the built environment

As part of the latest research project in our Vital Cities programme, the Future Spaces Foundation recently held a day-long roundtable at the Make studio on the topic of urban loneliness. The aim of the event was to examine the ways that loneliness affects people...

Forward-looking ideas in the latest student design competition

A proposal for digital pods that roam cities and engage the public with surprise activities has won the latest Future Spaces Foundation student design competition. The design came from a team of five architecture students at the University of Portsmouth. The other participating institutions included...