Digital placemaking for neurodiverse audiences
This talk opens up the design process underpinning a mobile digital wayfinding service in the making. Called NavSta, the project aims to support people with less visible impairments to navigate railway stations independently and with confidence. In partnership with Transport for London, Connected Places and Open Inclusion, Calvium is developing a digital wayfinding solution that has inclusion at its heart.
Cities For Future Humans
Join us as we discuss how cities will need to evolve to accommodate new human needs, specifically against the backdrop of climate change.
Car parking in cities: immobility and infrastructure
Cars provide us with flexible mobility, freedom, comfort and experience of progress. But these aspects of automobility are based on cars in movement – a partial picture which misses the fact that usually they remain stationary. As such, they are problematic for drivers, create obstacles for people in public places and have to be managed, often at a great cost, as they take up large portion of urban space.
Breakfast Briefing: Why good neighbourhood design might be all about children
Research by ZCD Architects over the last few years has revealed the extent to which social use of external spaces can vary significantly between developments, depending on their layout. Most importantly, children's independent play may be at the heart of the success stories. The practice's most recent research, Neighbourhood Design: working with children towards a child friendly city, was carried out with children on an inner city estate in Hackney. It is already having an impact on the draft London plan, the new Housing Design Guidance for London and policies at a more local level.
Third Thursday - Urban Technology Testbed
As urban populations grow and demand on city services continue to add complex pressures for cities, technologies play an increasingly vital role in making our cities healthier and cleaner. Find out more about FCC Urban Technology Testbed Program and how you could be involved in providing innovative solutions at this event.