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‘The Voices of Children’ is a short documentary film created by an international team of educators and filmmakers. The 23-minute film is a call to action to create a more inclusive and complex conception of human rights through listening to and observing young children in diverse contexts around the globe. The film invites families, educators, advocates, and policy-makers to reflect,...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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Cities have metabolisms too

Cities like Rotterdam and İzmir are implementing the urban metabolic approach, focusing on sustainable infrastructure, connectivity and efficiency. These cities work to Streamline Resource Use at a Civic Level. From space, cities can look like microscopic...Read more
|Comment|author: Hande Dönmez and Cigdem Cörek Öztaş
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Building cities for a changing climate

Our cities are responsible for a large chunk of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, so the way we plan and construct them has to adapt to the future impacts of climate change. Worldwide, buildings are responsible...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Anna Hurlimann and Dr Georgia Warren-Myers
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Updated guidelines for US children and youth

Earlier this month the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. There are new key guidelines for children ages three through five and updated...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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Children’s involvement in shaping their communities

“Placemaking with Children and Youth: Participatory Practices for Planning Sustainable Communities,” which was released Sept. 17 by New Village Press, was written by three women with strong ties to the University of Colorado Boulder’s Community,...Read more
|Comment|author: Susan Glairon
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A handbook on child-responsive urban planning

‘Shaping urbanization for children’ is a free UNICEF handbook for child-responsive urban planning. The handbook demonstrates what is possible and attainable through child-responsive, area-based and community-led planning, in a local context. The handbook answers three questions: why planning...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo