An Urban95 Starter Kit - ideas for action

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Young Explorers: new short films share city life as experienced by three-year-olds

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Early Childhood Matters 2019

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Urban95 Virtual Reality

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The first of many smart and child friendly cities in India

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Home visiting services scale up in Brazil

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Advocacy leads to new legal framework in Israel

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News & Blogs

Walking with Amadou: Creative Advocacy to Improve Dakar's Urban Environment for Children Ages 0–3

Published February 20, 2020

Inspired by the Bernard Van Leer Foundation's Urban95 project, ImagiNation Afrika wondered what it would be like to see Dakar from the point of view of a 3-year-old. Armed with… Read more

New short film explores Tel Aviv from the perspective of a three-year-old

Published February 19, 2020

In a new two minute film, a young boy called Geffen takes us for a stroll around his hometown of Tel Aviv, Israel. It shows us how differently young children… Read more

Colleague Yigit Aksakoglu acquitted of all charges

Published February 18, 2020

We are thrilled that our Turkey Representative, Yigit Aksakoglu was acquitted of all charges in his court hearing today. In November 2018, Yigit was detained by police for his alleged… Read more

We stand by our colleague Yigit Aksakoglu and his family

Published February 16, 2020

Yiğit Aksakoğlu has served as our Representative in Turkey since 2014. During his tenure with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, he has demonstrated a tireless commitment to our mission to… Read more

Hiring: We're seeking a Jordan Representative

Published February 11, 2020

Are you a persuasive partnership builder, who is skilled at navigating the Jordanian policy landscape, and has 7+ years of experience working to deliver positive social impact? Are you interested… Read more

Bernard van Leer Foundation at the World Urban Forum 2020 – Abu Dhabi, 8–13 February

Published February 7, 2020

The Bernard van Leer Foundation will be at the World Urban Forum next week to share knowledge and ideas around designing cities that help rather than hinder a child’s development. Read more