by Lombard Odier

What If I don't Buy A House...Ever?

Whilst the traditional home ownership model is no longer viable for many, it hasn’t dampened the appetite for city centre living, nor impacted the growing desire for a smaller environmental footprint. Explore the world's most unusual homes that are fulfilling that need, cutting energy use, carbon emissions and waste, and providing a housing option for new generations across the globe.

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How cities can heal themselves

As urbanisation accelerates and infrastructure decays, researchers are working out how cities can heal themselves. As the FT’s Nikou Asgari explains, they are carrying out tests on materials that repair themselves and an army of maintenance robots that can work around the clock. Small robotic worms will find and fix leaks in buried water pipes and drones will detect and patch up potholes in the middle of night.

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