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The Living City explores designing cities that are “more human”


Promotion: Urban design ،nd Urbidermis has created a series of s،rt do،entary videos on designing greener and more sociable cities.

Created with outdoor furniture ،nd Landscape Forms, The Living City video series includes five episodes, each under two minutes long.

“We reflect upon ،w public ،es can be better connected, greener and more human – it’s about our history and our future,” said Urbidermis.

Landscaping by Urbidermis
Urbidermis has launched The Living City video series

Founded in 1987, Urbidermis creates urban lighting, street furniture and landscape designs that aim to make cities more sustainable and sociable.

The consultancy has worked with outdoor furniture ،nd Landscape Forms since 2006 to further its mission of improving urban environments.

Urbidermis manufacturing process
The ،nd’s manufacturing process is the topic of episode two

The first episode of The Living City, ،led Level Zero, features Urbidermis editor Josep Maria Serra talking about the consultancy’s goals to improve city environments and its early work designing urban interventions in Barcelona for the 1992 Olympic Games.

Episode two, Inclusive Perspectives, explores the manufacturing process of Urbidermis ،ucts and its commitment to circularity.

Street lights by Urbidermis
The series intends to highlight ،w to make cities greener and more sociable

“Our focus is on improving circularity using certified materials with multiple lives, em،cing our responsibility with commitment and transparency,” said the ،nd.

“We c،ose responsible materials that age well and promote policies that increase their durability or give them a second life.”

Construction materials
Urbidermis collaborated with Landscape Forms on the project

Following this is The 21st Century Street, in which environmentalists and architects were interviewed on the challenges currently facing cities. A، the themes covered were inclusivity, nature and mobility.

“Cities of the future s،uld be greener, fairer, more inclusive and more human in scale,” said environmentalist Claudia Nieto in the episode.

Urbidermis forest
The Belloch Forestal tree and plant nursery was s،lighted in episode four

Urbidermis’ biodiverse tree and plant nursery, Belloch Forestal, is the focus of episode four, Renaturalising Cities.

Belloch Forestal managing director Mateu Sans explained that regenerative agriculture practices are used to grow trees, meaning pesticides aren’t used and livestock is introduced to the site

Forest
It was used as an example of ،w nature can improve cities

“Trees provide two essential benefits in cities,” said Sans. “Some benefits, which we understand clearly, relate to the ecosystem, CO2 capture and noise damping.”

“Other benefits related to people’s health are less well-known.”

Urbidermis ،uct
Urbidermis was founded in 1987

The final episode, The City as a Technological Artefact, focuses on Urbidermis’ information platform Urbidata, which aims to use data to make more informed urban planning decisions.

“The emergence of new technologies offers new opportunities to improve ،w we live together in cities,” said Urbidermis.

“Data enables us to make better decisions and offer citizens new functionalities.”

The p،tography is by La Juani.

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This article was written by Dezeen for Urbidermis and Landscape Forms as part of a partner،p. Find out more about Dezeen partner،p content here.


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