Development is child’s play

Virtual reality headset

What can virtual reality (VR) headsets and Lego bricks teach us about the built environment?

Quite a lot, according to Arup. It recently formed a partnership with the Bernard van Leer Foundation to improve the lives of young children living in cities and vulnerable urban environments, such as informal settlements and refugee camps.

At the partnership’s launch event held earlier this month, members of the property industry were invited to see the world from the perspective of a young person thanks to Arup’s new VR tool, which is set at 95cm tall – the height of a healthy three-year-old.

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