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
How do we know the effect of participatory processes on children? Growing Up Boulder has used an assessment tool to evaluate the impacts of facilitated participation on children’s perceptions of their community. The results make...Read more
Growing Up Boulder – a child-friendly city initiative in Boulder, Colorado, USA – has generated 5 variations of the photovoice method for use with different age groups and abilities. Youth organisations and researchers from universities...Read more
Although city children want more contact with nature, they do not always feel they have enough access to – or freedom within – the natural spaces that are already there. In a recent analysis of...Read more
Child friendly cities include spaces for children to walk about independently, access play spaces and services, and be a part of the city. In many cities in the United States, the 15-minute neighbourhood is being...Read more
In many parts of the world, park designers have turned to nature play as a way to foster connections to nature, increase social and cooperative play, and facilitate more physical activity. In many instances, these...Read more
In December, 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation initiated 100 Resilient Cities, with the goal of developing a network of cities around the world to “become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are...Read more