Kinship in the City

Urban Loneliness and the Built Environment

Our latest report explores the impact of urban loneliness and ideas for reshaping our built environment to improve social cohesion. Produced as part of the Future Spaces Foundation’s Vital Cities programme, it builds on our existing body of research into the building blocks of dynamic, socially sustainable cities where individuals and communities thrive.

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Winning entry targets transport in the battle against urban loneliness

The latest Future Spaces Foundation student design competition challenged ten teams to design components of place to help combat loneliness and improve social connections in cities. Over 45 entrants participated from leading architectural schools and universities across the UK. They came together at Make’s studio...