‘We have the space – we just need to reclaim it.” The words of urban designer Anita Chachra who used her speech at Child in the City 2018 to shine a light on how cities can be made truly child-friendly. A member of the Global Designing Cities Initiative, Anita believes it is essential for designers like her to understand, question and...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
Photo: Inaê Brandão/G1 RR (via Bernard van Leer Foundation)

Urban95 partnership expands in Brazil

The Brazilian city of Boa Vista is the latest urban centre to embrace the Urban95 initiative, which asks planners and architects to experience cities through a child’s eyes. Created by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Urban95’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy
CC Pexels

Finding what really works in education

Using data and reason, rather than intuition, to decide where to invest the large sums spent globally on education would make a huge difference to the learning outcomes of many students. This is the opinion...Read more
|Comment|author: Professor John Hattie and Dr Arran Hamilton
Image: CC Flickr/N i c o l a

Teens’ screen time linked to ADHD symptoms

A new study has found a link between teenagers’ frequent use of digital media and symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Digital media is easily accessible on mobile phones and consists of everything from texting to...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo