Urban planning

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A report from the NACTO Designing Cities Conference

Now in its sixth year, the NACTO Designing Cities Conference brought together 800 officials, planners, and practitioners to Chicago to advance the state of transportation in cities through plenaries, workshops, walkshops and sessions. The Designing...Read more
|1 comment|author: Irene Quintáns

Building the prefab schools of the future

Prefab technology is driving the development of new classrooms in Australia that are a world away from the old “portables” you may remember. Access to schools with high-quality classrooms and safe learning environments is something every...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr David Heath and Dr Tharaka Gunawardena

Are these the most child friendly public spaces?

Canadian Urbanist, Jillian Clover of This City Life invited her readers to share their favourite child friendly public spaces. She shares some of the results here. Every weekday, I pass through Vancouver’s main public space, Robson Square,...Read more
|Comment|author: Jillian Glover

New book on children and sustainable urbanism

A new book, Children Living in Sustainable Built Environments, published this month by Routledge, takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of how sustainable urban developments affect children and young people. Routledge this month publishes Children Living in...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

National housing body calls for focus on play

A leading national housing body in the UK yesterday published a new report, Making Spaces for Play, which could lead to a more child-friendly approach to new developments. Adrian Voce reports. The UK’s National House Building Council...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

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

The London Plan is just the start

Does the new London Plan, published last week by Mayor Sadiq Khan, herald a renewal of the UK capital’s commitments to become a genuinely child friendly city? Holly Weir, who worked on the plan for...Read more
|Comment|author: Holly Weir