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Swift Creatives brings colourful design to outdoor monitoring devices

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Swift Creatives brings colourful design to outdoor monitoring devices

In February 2024, Scandinavian design and innovation studio Swift Creatives, renowned for collaborations with LG, Panasonic and Samsung, introduced...
Design : Smart Home Security : Technology
Stat: Shared mobility market in urban areas could reach £319bn

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Stat: Shared mobility market in urban areas could reach £319bn

Unveiled during Web Summit Lisbon in November 2023, a new report on the future of urban transport suggests that shared mobility will expand in the ...
Travel : Future City : Urban Future Mobility
Burberry’s luxe take on eco-urban mobility

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Burberry’s luxe take on eco-urban mobility

Targeting younger city-dwellers, the Concept-E bike is a near-silent electric vehicle that boasts eco-credentials.
Luxury : Sports & Leisure : Mobility
Louis Vuitton is rewilding a London neighbourhood

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Louis Vuitton is rewilding a London neighbourhood

In a bid to restore biodiversity and bolster natural areas in London’s Chelsea, the luxury brand is creating a pocket forest close to its Sloane St...
Sustainability : Luxury : Retail
Flock Together inspires Gen Alpha urban birdwatchers

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Flock Together inspires Gen Alpha urban birdwatchers

Nature collective Flock Together's latest educational venture encourages urban Generation Alpha to partake in birdwatching.
Society : Gen Alpha : Inclusion
Stat: Green spaces are inaccessible for many Britons

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Stat: Green spaces are inaccessible for many Britons

Analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals that almost one in eight British families has no access to a private or shared garden.
Stat : Society : Health
Clip transforms bicycles into commuter e-bikes

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Clip transforms bicycles into commuter e-bikes

Clip is an electronic device that can be attached to any bicycle, instantly converting it into an e-bike fit for commuting.
Mobility : Sustainability : Urban
Shanghai’s Runway Park used to be an airfield

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Shanghai’s Runway Park used to be an airfield

Global design firm Sasaki has unveiled its latest project, converting an airport runway into a linear park.
Architecture : Post-growth Society : China
Stat: Young Britons turn to hiking for mindful exercise

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Stat: Young Britons turn to hiking for mindful exercise

With the pandemic changing our relationship with the outdoors, more British consumers are hiking and rambling than ever before, according to resear...
Health : Wellness : Hiking
A Covid-proof smart city for lockdown living

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A Covid-proof smart city for lockdown living

Spanish architects Guallart are designing a self-sufficient smart city for future lockdowns in China.
Society : Architecture : Wellness
Urban Mind helps design healthier cities

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Urban Mind helps design healthier cities

Urban Mind is a new app that gathers personal data about the effects of urban environments on mental wellbeing.
Society : Urban : Health
The rise of resilience residences

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The rise of resilience residences

Shelter and safety are aligning with luxury living as designers create high-end homes for a future affected by climate change and disasters.
Luxury : Future Cities : Sustainability
Read: Urban Wellness Market

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Read: Urban Wellness Market

The Urban Wellness Market explores the reawakening of Wellness Architecture, as people reappraise what it means to be well in towns and cities.
Covid-19 : Future Cities : Wellness
Delta urges cramped New Yorkers to leave the city

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Delta urges cramped New Yorkers to leave the city

The airline’s latest travel campaign highlights the poky living conditions of urban dwellers.
Travel : Urban : Society
Stat: Affluent Americans are uprooting to smaller cities

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Stat: Affluent Americans are uprooting to smaller cities

Sale prices of luxury homes in metropolitan areas are in modest decline, marking the first year-on-year drop in recent years, according to a new re...
Luxury : Society : Rural
Stat: The future of Nigeria is urban

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Stat: The future of Nigeria is urban

Nigeria is set to experience a 50% urban growth in the next six years – the fastest urban growth globally – according to Nielsen.
Nigeria : Urban : Society
Tokyo commuters get free noodles to travel off-peak

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Tokyo commuters get free noodles to travel off-peak

The city’s metro system hopes to reduce congestion by working with local restaurants to offer free food vouchers.
Society : Infrastructure : Transport
Thought-starter: Are cities still the best place for creatives?

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Thought-starter: Are cities still the best place for creatives?

What if fresh, original thinking was no longer the preserve of a megacity? Karen Rosenkranz, trend forecaster and author of City Quitters, examines...
Wellness : Design : Future Home
Thought-starter: Will solar-powered rooftops grow our food?

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Thought-starter: Will solar-powered rooftops grow our food?

Designer Marjan van Aubel imagines how future city dwellers will harvest both electricity and food from an artificially intelligent rooftop system ...
Food : Urban : Future Cities
Stat: Wages in rural America are booming

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Stat: Wages in rural America are booming

CityLab, an online website hosted by The Atlantic, has conducted a deep-dive investigation into economic growth in the US, focusing on the country’...
Culture : Finance : Urban
Heath is a new men’s beauty brand for urbanites

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Heath is a new men’s beauty brand for urbanites

UK – The products contain ingredients to help protect and repair the skin in the face of environmental factors.
Beauty : Retail : Branding
Just kids

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Just kids

US – One in five parents in the US support gender-neutral clothing for children, according to a recent study by Mintel.
Gap : Children : Neutral Culture
Nesta: Peter Baeck

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Nesta: Peter Baeck

Understanding the true potential of the collaborative economy.
Nesta : Collaborative Economy : The Sharing Economy
Share the city

Big Ideas

Share the city

New York – A new study reveals the extent of Instagram inequality in one of the world’s most visited cities.
New York : Instagram : Sharing
Lululemon Lab

Design Directions

Lululemon Lab

New York – Yoga-inspired athletic clothing label Lululemon has created a laboratory concept that tailors garments to suit specific markets.
Lululemon : Lab : New York
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