Topic: Independent mobility

Building the cycling city with Modacity

‘Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality’ is a must read. It contains insights and lessons for those interested in building a bike friendly city and a child friendly city. In this...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

“Legibility and ease of movement”

In this second in our series of interviews ahead of the forthcoming Child in the City international seminar on urban planning and children, keynote speaker Ken Worpole suggests that modern towns and cities need to prioritise pedestrian schemes;...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Why are Dutch children the world’s happiest?

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
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Urban planning affects children’s levels of independent mobility

Recent comparative study carried out in Hong Kong reveals that children’s independent mobility can be impacted by their social and cultural background but also by the neighbourhood design. Children’s independent mobility (CIM) is especially important for children’s development, especially for children aged...Read more
|Comment|author: Marketa Vesela