When space is tight, how can a city provide the best education experience for children? Is a multi-storey school really a poor option? Can high-quality play opportunities be provided without playgrounds?

This book explores the design of schools in urban settings; the increased challenges in meeting the typical expectations of school design and what the successful new typology of a school in a city might be. A practical guide as well as a theoretical exploration of ideas, this book outlines successful international contemporary and historical case studies, providing much-needed guidance for architects and others working in education design in dense urban environments.

Foreword by Sunand Prasad PPRIBA, Senior Partner Penoyre & Prasad

Authors | Helen Taylor and Sharon Wright | RIBA Publishing 2020