Government, local authorities and the property, planning and built environment industries can and must do more to mitigate urban loneliness, according to a new report released today from the Future Spaces Foundation.
Kinship in the City 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 can thrive.
FSF brought together a diverse mix of panelists including designers, policy advisors, academics, and community organisers. They included Joel Charles, Director of Government Relations and Impact at Future Care Capital; Katy Ghahremani, Partner at Make Architects; and Alex Smith, founder of The Cares Family.