Making our biggest cities more efficient, affordable and accessible will raise the living standards of nearly all Australians, but it will also require some compromise. Australia’s economic future depends on the smooth operation of its big cities, but if our cities are to keep working as critical engines of growth, residents may need to get used to compromising on their own...Read more
|Comment|author: Ian Harper

How would cities look if mothers designed them?

Architecture’s lack of diversity shows in urban environments which have little input from people with ‘lived experience’ – such as mothers who know exactly what will benefit children and young people. That’s the view of Christine...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Tech firms’ innovation can help city children – UNICEF

Developing ‘blended’ online learning opportunities is how technology companies could inspire hundreds of millions of schoolchildren in cities worldwide, says UNICEF. It’s one of the conclusions from new research by the United Nations’ children’s charity into...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Urban kibbutzim plant seeds for improving city life

The Kibbutz, Israel’s long-established and unique social community, is changing. Stemming originally from the idea of an agriculture-based settlement, today’s kibbutz is just as likely to be city-based. But the family spirit – with children...Read more
|Comment|author: Abigail Klein Leichman