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Designing Cities for Animals

A design student from the Royal College of Art, London raises the question of whether urban design can be used to bridge the gap between humans and animals which share urban environments.

Milan Metthey's experiments were concerned (for this project anyway) with the mallard duck. He went so far as to create a duck mask that was constructed from his own facial features and then attempted to interact with the ducks.

From Good Magazine:
"As cities continue to grow, spreading outward across the landscape and into each other, it's worth thinking about how experiments like Metthey's might help us design urban ecologies that function equally well for all their animal inhabitants."

Watch the VIDEO of the experiments

Full Story: What Making Friends With A Duck Can Teach Us About Urban Design

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