An Urban95 Starter Kit – ideas for action

This publication is a collection of promising ideas encountered so far in the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Urban95 initiative. Aimed primarily at city and local government leaders and managers, politicians, and urban planners and designers, the Starter Kit is intended to spark discussion to refine, improve and build the evidence base for these ideas, and to generate new ideas.

Urban95 workshop materials

Suggestions – How do you start a conversation about Urban95?
Suggestions on how the Starter Kit could help you start a conversation on Urban95.

Flash cards
A flash card (A5) for each idea. Ideal for an informal lunch, or to organise a workshop. They could be used to prioritise, organise, discuss options, or can be carried around and left near the coffee machine, or used to ignite a discussion at the water-cooler.

Wall poster
A wall poster (A2) based on the table of contents of the Starter Kit. It provides an overview of the menu of options and can serve as a visual reminder to follow up on the ideas.

PowerPoint presentation
A PowerPoint presentation with a summary of each idea and some visuals.

Draft workshop agenda (available soon)
A draft four-hour workshop agenda, along with guiding questions and activities.

Individual idea PDF’s
Every idea in an individual print-out/pdf format.

Case studies (available soon)
Case studies of a few cities from around the world who have implemented some combination of Urban95.

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