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Topic: Urban-planning

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Building cities for a changing climate

Our cities are responsible for a large chunk of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, so the way we plan and construct them has to adapt to the future impacts of climate change. Worldwide, buildings are responsible...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Anna Hurlimann and Dr Georgia Warren-Myers
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A handbook on child-responsive urban planning

‘Shaping urbanization for children’ is a free UNICEF handbook for child-responsive urban planning. The handbook demonstrates what is possible and attainable through child-responsive, area-based and community-led planning, in a local context. The handbook answers three questions: why planning...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

Should Urban Studies be taught in high school?

Vancouver-based urbanist Jillian Glover reflects on the new urban studies curriculum for high school students in British Columbia, Canada. When I was a child, I didn’t really understand what my Dad did for work. He was...Read more
|Comment|author: Jillian Glover
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Urban95 partnership expands in Brazil

The Brazilian city of Boa Vista is the latest urban centre to embrace the Urban95 initiative, which asks planners and architects to experience cities through a child’s eyes. Created by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Urban95’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

The city of tomorrow reconquers cities for children

‘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
|Comment|author: Sandra Gonzalez Alvarez

The reconquest of the public space

The Austrian model of the so-called “Wohnstrasse“ (residential street) – a street intended as a social meeting point as well as a counter-project to the increasing urban motorisation in the cities has been existing for...Read more
|Comment|author: Vienna Business Agency
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A bicycle playground for Vienna

How can we foster the autonomous mobility and cycling skills of children living in the city and promote physical activity? How can we facilitate a safe but exciting approach to cycling for urban kids? Cycling will...Read more
|Comment|author: Vienna Business Agency

Helping children re-imagine the city

Getting the child’s perspective in designing our cities is a critical piece of the puzzle towards ensuring they are safe and happy places to live. That’s the view of Aminah Ricks, an urban planner, architect,...Read more
|2 comments|author: Aminah Ricks