Communities

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NYU to House Students with Senior Citizens

With student accommodation costs skyrocketing, an intergenerational housing scheme piloted by New York University hopes to half rental prices, while creating income for senior citizens.
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The Link Between Urban Life and Psychological Distress

Looking at a wealth of studies on the matter, a systematic review confirms that time and time again, certain features of the physical urban environment correlate with levels of psychological distress.
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#Habitat3: How Will Our Cities Ensure Inclusivity?

While 'The Right to the City' was discussed numerous times at Habitat III Conference, an 'Alternative Habitat' program saw many gaps in inclusivity in the formation of the New Urban Agenda.
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#Habitat3: Who Will Build Our Cities?

It is estimated that, by 2030, six out of every 10 people will live in cities, meaning that now more than ever, cities need to be versatile in how they accommodate and adapt to new migrant populations. But how can we see the influx of people into our cities as a source of re-invention and innovation rather than the source of endless problems? And what role can entrepreneurs and innovators play in building the cities of our future?
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How To Design For Social Impact – Without Being A Dick

Developed by the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), the Equity Collective and illustrator Ping Zhou, “Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design” takes on the challenges of designing for communities.
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Draw Your City: Mapping City Limits

Challenging the assumption that city boundaries are set by planners, Draw Your City has ordinary citizens mapping the limits of their city
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The Sea as a City: Floating Urban Solutions

From floating farms and student dorms, to public art and emergency housing, more and more urban innovators are looking to bodies of water to solve city issues.