Social Innovation - Communities

What technologies do people think will be mainstream by 2050, and what will be extinct? We did some research to find out...
A tractor, remote sensors and a smart phone – the essential tools for a modern farmer
Scrap the stressful and carbon-heavy lifestyle of the city and embark on a smart lifestyle alongside residents of the Isles of Scilly.
Do you enjoy standing in a queue? We didn’t think so. Technology is helping to solve congestion in busy spaces using laser sensors to measure the movement of people
1111100111 overtakes 999 as digital technology saves police time in the fight against crime
Do we have the right skills for a digital future? We talk to Chief HR Officer at Hitachi Europe Stephen Pierce about how technology will impact the future workforce.
Making our water smart is just as important as making our cities smart. We look here at how smart water systems will work and how they will help us to conserve this precious resource.
We wanted to know whether our beliefs in future technology change with age. So we asked two age groups about technology predictions in 2050.
Copenhagen is often held up as one of the smartest, most sustainable cities in Europe. From its cycling culture to the use of data to make the city flow, discover some of the steps it has taken to get there.
From solar-powered 'flying' taxis to urban agriculture, discover the innovative ways Paris is taking steps to transform itself into one of Europe's greenest cities.
We asked the comedian Adam Buxton to imagine what the city of the future will look like...
The past 50 years have seen a rapid increase in urban populations – and this is set to keep rising. See how the population growth across European cities compares and what the future may hold.
How are these four European islands using innovation to become more sustainable?