Municipality officials in Detroit planning the city’s future taking the view that stuffy meetings held ‘for the sake of meetings’ can be pointless – so why not enlist children’s help in the planning process?
In a...Read more
How does a child ‘see and experience’ a city? Solve this and you unlock the secret to what really constitutes a child-friendly environment that works for everyone. It’s a question which urban planner Aminah Ricks...Read more
Turning the concrete schoolyards of Paris into ‘islands of cool’ is the aim of a group of innovative young designers.
The summer temperatures in the French capital mean that dozens of schools and in particular their...Read more
Cities which put children and families at the heart of their policy-making could have their reputation enhanced through the new WellBeing City Award.
Launched by the Canada-based NewCities Foundation, the award aims to create a global...Read more
The transformation of a historic Mexico City fountain into a children’s playground has shown what can be done with underused urban spaces.
The makeover – albeit a temporary one – was the winning entry in the...Read more
Bhubaneswar in India is aiming to be the country’s first official ‘child-friendly city’ within the fast-growing Urban95 global network.
This east coast city wants to be part of a movement which poses a bold but simple...Read more
When it comes to planning new city infrastructures, children’s needs are still being ignored. Worse still, they are being pampered with ‘risk-averse’ thinking. But acclaimed child play expert Tim Gill’s belief that things are changing...Read more
The University of Queensland (UQ) is looking to design one of Brisbane’s newest playgrounds by enlisting the help of those best qualified to come up with ideas – the youngsters who will be using it.