Growing up as a working class girl in Britain

Schools can and must play a vital role in helping close the achievement ‘gap’ between girls growing up in different circumstances in the UK. That’s according to Gillian Richards, of Nottingham Trent University, who interviewed...Read more
|Comment|author: Gillian Richards

The reconquest of the public space

The Austrian model of the so-called “Wohnstrasse“ (residential street) – a street intended as a social meeting point as well as a counter-project to the increasing urban motorisation in the cities has been existing for...Read more
|Comment|author: Vienna Business Agency
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A bicycle playground for Vienna

How can we foster the autonomous mobility and cycling skills of children living in the city and promote physical activity? How can we facilitate a safe but exciting approach to cycling for urban kids? Cycling will...Read more
|Comment|author: Vienna Business Agency

South Korea: designing safer cities for children

With 32 percent fewer traffic accidents involving children, Seoul, South Korea is one example of how changing street design can improve road safety. According to a 2008 World Health Organization (WHO) report, 21 percent of all...Read more
|Comment|author: Claudia Adriazola-Steil, Wei Li and Ben Welle

Everyday freedoms, and the networks to enjoy them

In this extract from their new publication, Cities Alive: designing for urban childhoods, the built environment specialists Arup suggest that children’s everyday freedoms, and the physical infrastructure to enable them, are the key concepts for...Read more
|Comment|author: Arup - Urban Childhoods