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Topic: Child-friendly-cities

Manifesto for a playful city

‘Seventy per cent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas by the middle of this century’ (Klanten and Hubner, 2010:2). As cities continue to get more populated, more and more strain will...Read more
|Comment|author: Carma Masson

The city of tomorrow reconquers cities for children

‘The city of tomorrow’ is an educational project that aims to include children and adolescents in the construction process of public space (squares, neighbourhoods, cities). Equipping them with the necessary tools to develop their creativity...Read more
|Comment|author: Sandra Gonzalez Alvarez

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

Transforming everyday urban spaces into playgrounds

Urban Thinkscape provides children from low-income families with mental stimulation by embedding play and learning opportunities in public spaces. A group of psychologists, architects and educators are behind the project. Based in Philadelphia, Urban Thinkspace creatively...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo