Children are being left out of decisions about the environments created around them, when really, their needs should be at the heart of them.
In the UK, children are becoming less healthy – physically and mentally...Read more
An educational art and design-initiative named ‘A secret club’ builds playgrounds that keep the introvert in mind. The goal is to pique the user’s imagination. Because if play takes place inside your head, everything is a...Read more
‘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
‘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
A pair of urban specialist architects has been inspired to use portable wooden crates to turn empty public spaces in the Jordanian capital Amman into playgrounds.
Sarah Abdul Majid and Sandra Hiari, the brains behind...Read more
The Indonesian government has pledged to do their part in establishing a child-friendly world.
The central government in Indonesia is leading a coordinated effort to continue to protect the rights of children. Working with regional...Read more
Designed by architect Rahul Kadri’s firm, the garden at Worli’s Happy Home and School for the Blind will serve both as a play area and an open-air classroom. About 50 children gathered at a newly refurbished...Read more
A child-friendly city is a city for everyone, young and old. This is because a place that works for children needs to be walkable, safe, green, and rich in opportunities for play and adventure. It...Read more
A pilot study reveals a number of existing playgrounds in Hong Kong lack inclusive facilities that cater to the needs of disabled children. The research also highlights obstacles and opportunities for change.
Researchers found no...Read more
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
Children who are seen and heard in UK cities are a good indicator of economic health, say the international built environment specialists, Arup, who today launch their new report on a child friendly approach to...Read more
At last week’s Child in the City International seminar, architect and design champion for the Mayor of London Dinah Bornat led a parallel workshop session exploring the built environment challenges of creating homes and neighbourhoods...Read more
In the wake of the the Grenfell Tower disaster in London, architect Dinah Bornat argues that people-centred designs have been neglected by systemised and profit driven developments. She calls for a return to planning policies...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