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Built environment

The City at Eye Level for Kids

Dutch urban design firm STIP has produced a book for children which takes a look at the city landscape from their eyes. The City at Eye Level for Kids is the result of close working between...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

The rise of Germany’s ‘play streets’

Can play streets help address the problem of dwindling playgrounds in German cities? That’s the hope of planners who want to make the urban landscape truly child-friendly People are moving to the cities but this has...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

So much more than just a skatepark

It’s the first ever skatepark built in Syria but, if you ask the kids, it might just be the most important skatepark in the world. After living through years of conflict, children in the Syrian city...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Sustainability 3.0 – i.e. what is placemaking

In June about 400 placemakers met in Valencia for Placemaking Week Europe 2019. Placemaking Week Europe is Europe’s biggest conference and festival celebrating the impact of placemaking on the urban fabric. In this article, Beata Patuszyńska...Read more
|Comment|author: Beata Patuszyńska

Challenging the vertical sprawl

To understand the major barrier to making our cities more sustainable and environmentally friendly places, just stand in the centre of almost any Australian city and look up. The chances are you will be in...Read more
|Comment|author: Andrew Trounson