Urban environment can be considered as the first big example of tradition updated with innovation. Because we have an high request for functionality and technical competences (e.g. because of weather, environmental sustainability etc.), and on the other side it provides a strong identity to the community. Working on the urban environment is also playful for pedagogical projects, as the design part can be done at school, and the production and application can be done by the industry (you project a prototype at school by VET and then translated industrially).
It is also very challenging for students and new potters to think new functional elements for the city, new ways of living our outdoor spaces, because we are more and more outside our homes, so we need more and different tools, not just benches or lamps, but for example modular elements to define a space, an activity.
Special attention could be given to people with fewer opportunities (e.g. reduces sight).
Another function of ceramics in urban environment is the one applied to architecture (functional elements of decorative elements), in the way that traditionally, ceramics has been part of an architectural style that marks most part of our cities in Europe (e.g Portugal, Poland, Romania etc.). Ceramics has always been part of the urban environment. So we can also work in this way, renewing tradition thanks to contemporary design and technologies that allow us to conceive and produce a great variety/range of ceramics elements, crafted or produced industrially.