Shortage of physical space, gamification in work-life balance, responsive structure of living and working spaces, rise of local communities and two more trends to watch.
The initiative is to inspire a positive shift in the community life by creating shareable, genuinely more comfortable and livable cities, supporting micro-entrepreneurs with relevant initiatives to make the municipal areas a brighter spot.
Half of the world’s population lives in cities, yet cities are responsible for 75% of the world’s carbon emissions. This is why the more enlightened of city leaders are setting up ‘future city’ initiatives to create better urban spaces for us to live and work in.
Each of the prototyped pieces of clothing and accessories—a jacket, a scarf and a backpack—defends a commuter in multiple ways, acting both as a physical shield and providing an anti-microbial protection.
Urban environment integrates technology for communal living, thus gets more sustainable and somewhat futuristic.
IBM turns street ads into city furniture to promote the idea behind its “Smarter Cities” program focused on comfortable urban living.
The “Public/Private” experience is based on two research projects undertaken by the Lab in Mumbai in collaboration with a handful of Indian educational and research organizations.