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Latest student design competition yields stellar ideas

Clean energy generation in the heart of a community and developing communities of ‘hope, help and care’ were two of the ideas delivered by students from the five universities that took part in our second student design competition. Students from the University of Bath, University...

A reason for density

Future Spaces Foundation vice-chair John Prevc recently spoke at the inaugural ULI Ireland Conference, where he called for the creation of vital cities formed through high-density infrastructure, community participation and empowered decision-making. According to the draft National Planning Framework, Ireland needs 550,000 new homes in...

‘Vital city 2025’ winner revealed

We’re delighted to announce that the winner of the Future Spaces Foundation’s (FSF) student design competition is Team Sarajevo from the University of Bath. Congratulations to team members Charlotte Backshall, Zoe Day, Sofie Grieg, Fraser Wallis and Herong Zhou on their innovative conceptualisation of Sarajevo...

‘Vital city 2025’ design competition judging underway

Judging took place today for the Future Spaces Foundation’s recently launched design competition aimed at students from the universities of Bath and Portsmouth. The students were tasked with designing a ‘Component of Place for a Vital City of 2025’, drawing on the values of the Foundation...

Open letter to the government

In response to the government's recently announced plans to add to its garden towns programme, the Foundation penned a letter to Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell MP calling on the government to consider all the implications in creating new settlements: "It is positive to hear that the...

FSF talk at CTBUH 2016 conference

We’re delighted to have  been invited to speak at The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat 2016 conference in Shenzhen on 18 October. John Prevc, an FSF spokesperson and partner at Make will be presenting our Vital Cities, Vital Connections research and the Transport...

FSF research features in Apple Daily report

Our international transport research has been featured in the Apple Daily newspaper in Hong Kong. The breathability and cycling infrastructure scores were examined in close detail, along with some of the Government's responses to the issues raised by the research. Click here to view the article.

HK01 reports on FSF Hong Kong findings

Don't miss the article on our Vital Cities: Transport Systems Scorecard research in the paper copy of HK01 today. The report examines our findings in light of the cycling and road safety issues in Hong Kong. Sean Affleck from The Future Spaces Foundation and Make Architects, posits a congestion surcharge...

Our international transport study goes live!

The Future Spaces Foundation today launches its Vital Cities: Transport Systems Scorecard, an interactive data hub that awards connectivity ratings to 12 cities across the world. The research looks at key factors that make cities thrive – for example, breathability, bike and foot networks, use...