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Opinion

Fresh ideas for city life

Traditional structures of decision-making and power have left great swathes of the population disaffected and overlooked

Towards a new social contract

Essay

Towards a new social contract

Extinction Rebellion’s occupation and reappropriation of London’s streets, monuments and civic space reflected a widespread hunger to redraw the lines of engagement between citizens and state.

Tara Gbolade: Gbolade Design Studio

Interview

Tara Gbolade: Gbolade Design Studio

A new generation of practitioners are challenging our definitions of experts and expertise and calling for more diverse voices to be heard. Citizen talks to some of the innovators and entrepreneurs who are working across and beyond professional boundaries to improve city life.

Opinion

Queer Freedom

Essay

Queer Freedom

A more fluid attitude to gay culture might yield more adventurous and experimental approaches to city-shaping and citizenship.

Cities for an ageing population

Essay

Cities for an ageing population

By 2045 the proportion of the population aged over 65 will rise to 25%. This equates to 146 million more older adults than there are today – totalling 1.4bn globally. Insights from four diverse cities – Hong Kong, London, Madrid and Vancouver – explore the way cities are responding to this demographic shift.

Cities for an ageing population: Vancouver

Essay

Cities for an ageing population: Vancouver

By 2045 the proportion of the population aged over 65 will rise to 25%. This equates to 146 million more older adults than there are today – totalling 1.4bn globally. Insights from four diverse cities – Hong Kong, London, Madrid and Vancouver – explore the way cities are responding to this demographic shift.

Will Bellamy: Sugartown

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Will Bellamy: Sugartown

London is a world city. It is simultaneously expanding and contracting, growing ever-outwards – and upwards – yet on the brink of divorce from the neighbouring continent. The next generation of designers must deliver fresh thinking to tackle issues that range from the scale of the street to global climate change. We asked pioneering graduates from the LSA how they’d adapt London to ensure that it is inclusive of its citizens, integrated with nature and fit for the future.

Annecy Attlee: The Assembly Rooms

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Annecy Attlee: The Assembly Rooms

London is a world city. It is simultaneously expanding and contracting, growing ever-outwards – and upwards – yet on the brink of divorce from the neighbouring continent. The next generation of designers must deliver fresh thinking to tackle issues that range from the scale of the street to global climate change. We asked pioneering graduates from the LSA how they’d adapt London to ensure that it is inclusive of its citizens, integrated with nature and fit for the future

Robert Buss: Bricklayers’ Arms Consolidation Centre

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Robert Buss: Bricklayers’ Arms Consolidation Centre

London is a world city. It is simultaneously expanding and contracting, growing ever-outwards – and upwards – yet on the brink of divorce from the neighbouring continent. The next generation of designers must deliver fresh thinking to tackle issues that range from the scale of the street to global climate change. We asked pioneering graduates from the LSA how they’d adapt London to ensure that it is inclusive of its citizens, integrated with nature and fit for the future.

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  • Editor-in-Chief
    Isabel Allen
  • Creative Director
    Simon Esterson
  • Art Editor
    Holly Catford
  • Deputy Editor
    Jason Sayer
  • Staff Photographer
    Freddie Ardley
  • Sub-Editor
    Julia Dawson
  • Associate Editor
    James Soane
  • Engagement Manager
    John Nahar
  • Founders
    Isabel Allen & Will Hunter