From Tokyo to São Paulo, innovative community spaces are democratizing access to resources while providing people with the chance for connection and collaboration

The way people live, work and move about their days is becoming increasingly fluid, and the need for accessible community spaces more pronounced. Resources like shared amenities make people feel more at home in public spaces, and these brands are working to invite as many people as possible. From shared kitchens to coworking offices, these creative commons are designed to build community and encourage collaboration:

LaundryCares Foundation In order to make washing more than just a chore, the LaundryCares Foundation launched Family Read & Play Spaces inside laundromats in New York City and Chicago. The initiative provides access to educational resources, plus creative and play materials for children who come with their parents to the laundromat.

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