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Last summer 275 children from 8 to 14 years joined a summer programme that introduced them to urban planning in Ho Chi Minh City. The children designed and planned for smarter and more child-friendly areas in the south Vietnamese city.  The programme, ‘Children innovate: A smart and Child-friendly City’ was initiated by UNICEF’S collaboration with the Saigon Innovation Hub and HCMC...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

What does a great teacher look like?

Teachers with a strong belief in their own ability to ‘get the job done’ have the biggest impact on a student’s learning.  It’s well-known that teachers have the biggest influence on student learning over any other...Read more
|Comment|author: Ruth Aston, Professor Janet Clinton, Georgia Dawson and Myra Koelle