Project

Redesigning Urban Learning Environments

Urban educational systems face myriad challenges. In developing countries, these challenges are accentuated by lack of resources and diminishing public confidence. Approaches to schools, informal learning centers, and community development need to change, but we lack concrete models and ideas. This project engages with several cities around the world to re-think, re-invent, and re-invigorate the learning environment for all children. We are creating centers of innovation for children, challenging mindsets about what education must be, and providing concrete examples of new learning. We are presently working in S�o Paulo, Curitiba, Campinas, Manaus, and Salvador (Brazil), where children are designing solutions for the problems of their cities and communities.

Urban educational systems face myriad challenges. In developing countries, these challenges are accentuated by lack of resources and diminishing public confidence. Approaches to schools, informal learning centers, and community development need to change, but we lack concrete models and ideas. This project engages with several cities around the world to re-think, re-invent, and re-invigorate the learning environment for all children. We are creating centers of innovation for children, challenging mindsets about what education must be, and providing concrete examples of new learning. We are presently working in S�o Paulo, Curitiba, Campinas, Manaus, and Salvador (Brazil), where children are designing solutions for the problems of their cities and communities.