An innovative program in Colorado incorporates children’s ideas into city planning for friendlier, greener, and more inclusive spaces.
What would cities look like if children had a say in their design? They would certainly be friendlier,...Read more
“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
Unicef has named Sharjah as the first ‘Child Friendly City’ in the Arabian Gulf. The accolade recognises the United Arab Emirates city’s commitment to developing strategies with children squarely in mind.
To be accepted as child...Read more
The City of Changsha with support from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy is the first city in China to include child-friendly initiatives in their city planning.
The City of Changsha in Central China is...Read more
Inspired by the UNICEF Child Friendly City initiative, one of England’s biggest cities is committed to becoming also the best in the country for children. Andy Lloyd, of Leeds children’s services department explains how.
Leeds is the...Read more
UNICEF has launched its toolkit for child friendly cities. Here, Louise Thivant, a policy and advocacy specialist with the agency, describes this new resource and its purpose.
UNICEF has launched the Child-Friendly Cities and Communities Initiative...Read more
The writer and consultant Tim Gill has announced a new research project to explore the factors at work in policymaking for more child-friendly urban environments. In this article he describes the project, the issues it...Read more
The Welsh capital city, Cardiff will adopt plans to become a UNICEF child-friendly city if the City Council backs a proposal being submitted to its cabinet this week. Adrian Voce reports
The plan is for a three-year...Read more
In this second of his three part article on creating child friendly cities, Sam Williams of Arup argues that managing traffic better and increasing connectivity by other means will benefit the whole population of cities,...Read more
In his keynote address to Child in the City 2016, in Ghent, social work lecturer and urbanist Sven De Visscher asked the most fundamental question of all for this movement: what is it that makes a city...Read more
Could progress towards more child friendly cities be better achieved if municipalities were more willing to learn from one another? Alexander Starritt explores how some innovation and good practice in things like participation could have universal...Read more
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Growing Up in Cities (GUIC). From Kevin Lynch’s field work in 1976 to the Growing Up in Cities revival that began in 1996, through Growing Up Boulder (GUB)...Read more