In a new series for Babelgum titled "New Urbanism," filmmaker Kelly Loudenberg documents some of the ways that people are addressing the challenges of city living, using a synthesize of art and ad hoc invention.

As the global population shifts to urban centers, space – which is already at a premium in most cities and dwellings – becomes an even more pressing concern. Short of growing our architecture ever higher and spreading the creep of concrete, creative solutions that consider these size constraints alongside questions of environmental sustainability and human-centered design are still required. As a result, individuals everywhere are already exploring creative methods to address some of the associated problems – access to food, nature, and recreation, among others – as we begin to construct the future vision of city life.

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