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From crises in housing and public space, to social unrest due to austerity measures and environmental destruction – in this era of urban upheaval, city leaders often turn to art as a way of empowering local communities. Yet all too often, strategies for urban regeneration seem to focus on improving a place’s image, instead of the lives of its residents. And...Read more
|Comment|author: Cecilie Sachs Olsen
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One million urban trees

Now that the one millionth tree has been planted by Greening the West in Melbourne’s western suburbs, there are one million more ways for urbanites to connect with nature. Greening the West, an alliance of local...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Judy Bush, Brian Coffey, and John Symons
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Children in Jordan learning through play

More than 145,000 vulnerable children in Jordan are learning through play since the LEGO Foundation donated over 3,000 LEGO Duplo Play Boxes and over 1,100 LEGO Play Boxes. The materials have been distributed in schools,...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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Re-thinking our definition of adolescence

Adolescence has changed significantly in the last century. Professor Susan Sawyer is working to improve our understanding of the contemporary complexities of this age group. As a respiratory trainee, I was highly influenced by caring for...Read more
|Comment|author: Cheryl Critchley
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Russian children play freely at Yeti

Remember your childhood. If you climbed the trees, scrambled along large boulders, ran along the roof of the garage, built houses on the trees and built snow fortresses, rolled down from the green hill and built...Read more
|Comment|author: Lilia Shabutdinova