#Opinion Articles

Designing for Well-being: How Shared Living Spaces Shape Urban Life

01.11.2023, Kelly-anne Watson, Managing Director at The Class Foundation

In a world shaken by unprecedented challenges, our understanding of wellbeing has undergone a profound transformation. We have come to recognize how deeply our mental and physical health intertwines with our urban surroundings. Against this backdrop, interior designers and housing operators are stepping up as pivotal forces in city development, championing holistic wellbeing within shared living spaces. Let's explore the facets of intentional design that can amplify well-being in these urban settings.

Future Career Trends: Preparing for the Cities of Tomorrow

17.04.2023, Anastasia Sukhoroslova

As the world continues to urbanize at a rapid pace, the need for professionals with interdisciplinary knowledge and soft skills is on the rise. The field of urban studies is becoming increasingly complex, encompassing a wide range of disciplines, from architecture and engineering to social sciences and economics. New multidisciplinary education programs, such as the Bachelor in Urban Studies by IE University, are designed to equip graduates with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in a rapidly evolving urban environment. So, what specific skills are required, and which crucial trends should aspiring urban professionals monitor to remain highly sought-after in the field?

From Cape Town to Brighton: The Power of Open Spaces to Shape Urban Life

14.03.2023, Annabel Fenton

Inhabiting space - whether it be a rural town or a massive metropolis, is an integral part of the human experience, and within our urban encounters lie many stories about the lives we’ve led. Drawing on my experiences of open space in four of the places I’ve lived - Johannesburg, Amsterdam, Cape Town and Brighton - I’ve had a glimpse into the differences and similarities of urban life in these places. What is open space and why do we need it?

Collaborations and Creativity during COVID-19. How is Eindhoven Coping with the Crisis?

27.01.2021, Michal Manor

One of our community members, journalist and blogger Michal Manor, researched how Eindhoven - a smart and innovative city - is coping with the COVID-19 crisis. Michal believes that Eindhoven is a tolerant city, promoting the values of cooperation and togetherness, and she would like to share her insightful findings of the city's solutions to the ongoing pandemic.

All Things What?

15.02.2019, Valeria Danin

Hey! It’s Valeria, from All Things Urban. We met a while ago, but never had a chance to get to know each other. I think it’s time to fix that – to tell you my story and share the philosophy behind All Things Urban.