‘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
The potential for ‘learning landscapes’ – like children doing puzzles at a bus stop – to help reinvigorate public spaces is the subject of a new podcast.
When children as young as two and three years...Read more
You may not have heard of West Valley City in Utah. But it’s a city where US families should be flocking to as it’s apparently the place to raise children.
For the second successive year, it’s been...Read more
In this third part of her article about housing co-opertatives in Vancouver, urbanist Jillian Glover finds growing support for the idea of communities themselves becoming the new social landlords.
Speaking about the affordable housing shortage in...Read more
Two new reports highlight both the public health and the wider social benefits of children playing out in the streets where they live. Adrian Voce reports.
New research, evaluating a three-year scheme funded by the UK...Read more
In this third part of his article about the urban renaissance needed for cities to properly respond to their growing child populations, Sam Williams highlights the importance of accessible green and playable places, and the...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
Different countries have different relationships with their children, something that can be especially evident to immigrants. In his new book, The Re-Made Parent: why we are losing our children and how we can get them...Read more
More than half of the world’s children now live in cities. In this first of a three-part article Sam Williams, of the planning and design specialists Arup, writes about the need and the challenge to...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
Following UNICEF’s (2013) report of children’s wellbeing indicators for the world’s richest nations placed the Netherlands at the top of the list, a new book by two immigrant mothers explores what it is about growing...Read more
In Western Canada, the Society of Children and Youth of British Columbia (SCY) has designed a website that offers measurement and planning tools to make cities more liveable for children and youth, using 18 community...Read more