This chapter uses the metaphor of the cat's cradle to explore how learning in the city can be understood as an entangled meshwork of social, material, and discursive practices. Drawing on 2 years of ethnographic encounters in the city with organisers of adult learning, conveners of protests, leaders of elite city institutions, refugees, longstanding inhabitants, artists, medics, city farmers, older people's groups, parents, carers, and social activists (amongst others), this chapter describes how a city's learning ecology is deeply shaped by physical infrastructure, planning laws, transport systems, and in particular, key local actors actively nurturing rich learning experiences. We conclude by arguing that creating a vibrant learning city will require investing in and supporting these key actors and working across education, planning, transport, and land departments if issues of equity and access to learning opportunities are to be fully addressed.