Tackling obesity, rethinking how we measure “comfort” on urban roads, designing places where kids can take risks and get dirty, these are some of the local challenges teams from 10 cities around the world brought to The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) for the second residence week of the Urban95 Academy.

28 municipal and state-level leaders came to London in October 2022 determined to focus on solving the complex urban challenges negatively impacting young children and caregivers in their communities. Each team was encouraged to examine their local challenges through different lenses. City Leaders were asked to complement their physical design solutions with behavioural and campaign strategies by targeting social level obstacles to change, and were introduced to tools to effectively communicate big ideas.