Built environment

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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