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Housing & Social Services


Can a city solve homelessness with an app?

As cities deploy community-facing apps to alleviate homelessness, questions linger around who the tech is intended to benefit.


Emotional response to city design could guide urban planning

Scenario-testing models are being built to help urban planners and architects to see the impact of their designs.


The ‘parasitic’ homes that could change cities

As urban centres face housing shortages and skyrocketing prices, parasitic structures could open the door to a whole new way of living in cities.


Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative

The Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative is based on the idea that the best solutions come from those who live the problem every day. The Initiative aims to tap into this understanding and inspire Indigenous peoples to propose and develop effective solutions. 


Low-tech solutions to smart city challenges: Addressing social isolation in our cities

Social isolation is a growing challenge with real economic impacts. It is even linked to higher rates of mortality – about the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day.