30 cities form the first cohort of the Urban95 Academy

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Early Childhood Matters 2021

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Giving our youngest generation a voice in COP26 climate conversations

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Taking a collective breath: highlights from the Urban95 Convening on clean air

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Share your favourite public places for babies and toddlers

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Read about the Foundation’s work in 2020

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Covid-19 crisis: how leaders can support babies, toddlers and the people who care for them

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India announces winning cities in Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge

Published January 21, 2022

The 10 winning cities of the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge in India were announced on Monday 17 January from a first cohort of 25 cities, previously chosen from over 60 applicants. Read more

30 cities form the first cohort of the Urban95 Academy

Published January 20, 2022

100 city leaders have begun the first academic course of the Urban95 Academy, a leadership programme designed to make cities more child-friendly. Read more

Hiring: Finance and Investment Analyst

Published January 18, 2022

We are looking for a Finance and Investment Analyst to join our Finance and Accounting team. The role focuses on three areas, including Investment portfolio analysis, monitoring and reporting, Investment… Read more

AirBeam Swap creates a global community of local air quality advocates

Published December 23, 2021

The AirBeam Swap is a new Urban95 project to collect data and raise awareness of air quality and its importance for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. … Read more

Partnership with United Way transforms cities in Latin America

Published December 17, 2021

The Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Urban95 programme has launched a new learning partnership with United Way’s regional office in Latin America. The aim is to nurture a community of leaders… Read more

Boa Vista opens playgrounds in shelters for Venezuelan refugees

Published December 7, 2021

Early childhood-focused public spaces have been launched in three refugee shelters in Boa Vista, with coverage in local media outlet Correio do Lavrado. The Amazonian city is the capital of… Read more