Play Access In Cities Is Critical To Children’s Development – Report

Learning and play is one of our key themes, so it’s always exciting to see support and initiatives blossoming in this all-important aspect of child development. Particularly interesting here is the urban angle. iOi is based in London so the challenges around creating space for children in cities’ adult-focused environment are part of our driving…

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There’s An Unfinished ‘City of The Future’ Tucked Away In The Arizona Desert

What are we hoping for when we create spaces for people? This is a thought-provoking piece, originally published in Business Insider, about a planned ‘city of the future‘. It explores the complexities of building, or perhaps forcing, a utopia. There are lessons to be learned around the practicalities, such as funding, but also in realising…

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Print Your City? 3D Printing Is Revolutionising Urban Futures

This is a great example of technology meeting community. The development and potential of 3D printing is opening up massive civic infrastructure projects to the communities which actually use them. Not only does this involve users in their urban environment, but increases sustainability and feeds skills development. The Fabrication City concept puts manufacturing back in…

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