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Education should be a city's lifeblood

We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that a city is defined not only by its buildings, but also by what’s inside those buildings.

After all, cities are far more than just a vast assortment of structures made up of various materials. They are ever-evolving organisms, which live or die depending on how successfully they foster human innovation.

But there can be no innovation without education, so providing proper education for young people should be a fundamental concern to those who live in, work in, or are connected to  cities – and that’s pretty much all of us.

We therefore need to take this responsibility very seriously. At AkzoNobel, we’ve long been supporting and investing in the education of young people all over the world so that we can help to unlock their potential. And we will continue to do so.
Education should be a city's lifeblood

Download the complete Human Cities initiative booklet (PDF - 5MB)