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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
Photo: Inaê Brandão/G1 RR (via Bernard van Leer Foundation)

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

Manifesto for a playful city

‘Seventy per cent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas by the middle of this century’ (Klanten and Hubner, 2010:2). As cities continue to get more populated, more and more strain will...Read more
|Comment|author: Carma Masson