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Most of us would agree that we want to encourage children to be physically active, get enough sleep, and keep their screen time at healthy levels. But did you know that this starts from birth? And, what is enough sleep for young children? Also, given the ubiquity of screens, what is a healthy level of screen time? South Africa has just...Read more
|Comment|author: Catherine Draper

CitC Seminar call for papers – extended deadline

The submission deadline for Call for papers for the Child in the City International Seminar on Children in the sustainable city has been extended. The new deadline is the 18th of February 2019. The seminar takes place 20-21 May 2019 in Antwerp, Belgium. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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Infant mortality rate rises by 40% in Manchester

In the city of Manchester between 2011 and 2013, 108 children died before their first birthday. During 2015 and 2017 this number increased to 151. Manchester has the fourth highest infant mortality rate in England.  The report outlines...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
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Why Does Universal Street Design Matter?

Accessibility remains a challenge for Belo Horizonte’s bus rapid transit corridor. Improving public transit requires a hard look not just at vehicles and routes but at how people get on and off them. Too often, design...Read more
|Comment|author: Paula Manoela dos Santos
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Take the tram into a more playable city

Playable cities connect people and place in creative ways. They appropriate urban environments and infrastructure and provide ways for citizens to participate in smart cities. While people may be aware of smart cities, these are...Read more
|Comment|author: Troy Innocent

11 key readings on children’s data and privacy online

The almost daily news stories on data privacy and data breaches – including those affecting children – raise urgent questions as everyday activities and actions generate data that are recorded, tracked,  collated, analysed and monetised...Read more
|Comment|author: Sonia Livingstone, Mariya Stoilova and Rishita Nandagiri