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Cities have metabolisms too

Cities like Rotterdam and İzmir are implementing the urban metabolic approach, focusing on sustainable infrastructure, connectivity and efficiency. These cities work to Streamline Resource Use at a Civic Level. From space, cities can look like microscopic...Read more
|Comment|author: Hande Dönmez and Cigdem Cörek Öztaş
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Building cities for a changing climate

Our cities are responsible for a large chunk of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, so the way we plan and construct them has to adapt to the future impacts of climate change. Worldwide, buildings are responsible...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Anna Hurlimann and Dr Georgia Warren-Myers
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A good community where young children can thrive

The international research is clear. Stimulating and positive environments early in life provide optimal foundations for children’s ongoing development into adulthood. This in turn makes a difference to the productivity of society at large. Communities are...Read more
|Comment|author: Sharon Goldfeld et al
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Keeping our cities working

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...Read more
|Comment|author: Ian Harper

Cities are not the enemies of children

Lia Karsten is the new president of the Child in the City’s Scientific Program Committee (SPC). She was chair of the 9th Child in the City world conference in Vienna and is excited to usher...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

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
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Urban95 partnership expands in Brazil

The Brazilian city of Boa Vista is the latest urban centre to embrace the Urban95 initiative, which asks planners and architects to experience cities through a child’s eyes. Created by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Urban95’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy