Research and analysis

Future of cities: what will cities of the future be made of?

Essay looking at the construction materials that future cities will be made of.



The paper examines the materials that will make up the city as well as those which will be used in the supporting/linking infrastructure. It considers the challenges posed by the need to use low-carbon and sustainable materials.

This essay was commissioned as part of the Foresight future of cities project.

Published 14 August 2015