The first decade of the 21st century has passed. Today expectations for architecture and architects are changing. The world is facing new conditions and circumstances such as the building boost which has become a normalcy since the recession in the late 2000s, the rise in the world population which will exceed 8 billion in 2030 due to rapid urbanization, concerns of environmental issues and the development of technologies.This issue has collected 12 interviews and six essays from leaders in politics, economy and technology in Europe. Contributions by Noero Wolff Architects, Fabrizio Caròla, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Elemental, Urban-Think Tank, Li Xiaodong Atelier, Emre Arolat Architects, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Essays by Saskia Sassen, Junya Ishigami, Sou Fujimoto, Colin Harrison, and Mitsuhiro Kanada.