Blog

Read the selected insights, thoughts and experiences of our staff and partners.

The Need to Double Down

Published November 15, 2018
Early learning and nurturing care for children displaced by conflict and persecution - Early Childhood Matters 2017

Read Michael Feigelson and Elvira Thissen's contribution to 'Finding, Funding, and Scaling' winter supplement of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, writing about The MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change process and its effect on… Read more

Walking the city at 95cm high

Published November 2, 2018

During the week of October 15th, the city of Bogotá was host to the urban walkability event Walk21. It included a series of panels and workshops on how to encourage… Read more

How to bridge the gap between pilot and policy? - highlights from the Istanbul95 ‘Urban Playspaces Conference’

Published October 31, 2018
How to bridge the gap between pilot and policy? - highlights from the Istanbul95 ‘Urban Playspaces Conference’

On 21-22 September 2018, artists, politicians, architects, and academics got together to discuss how to make space for children to play in the city during the Istanbul95 Urban Playspaces Conference. Read more

What Johannesburg could look like for parents and children

Published October 26, 2018

We live in Orange Grove in Johannesburg, where the sound of charismatic Ethiopian churches on Louis Botha Avenue mixes with the incessant hooting of mini-bus taxis and the acoustic guitar… Read more

The role of journalists in highlighting early childhood solutions

Published July 30, 2018

In late June, when the press was talking about toxic stress and the long-lasting negative impacts of separating children from their parents with regard to US border policy, a diverse… Read more

Mobility for Young Children – Urban95 at MOBILIZE Dar-es-Salaam

Published July 18, 2018

“We have to plan our cities for all, including the disabled, the old, children, but also babies and those who care for them” – this is how Heather Thompson, Interim… Read more

Towards nurturing care so all children thrive: Introducing Early Childhood Matters 2018

Published June 28, 2018

With the publication of Early Childhood Matters this week, we celebrate the importance of nurturing care and call upon world leaders everywhere to assure that all young children survive and… Read more

Urban95 in Tel Aviv: a perspective from Latin America

Published June 19, 2018

Urban95 fits well in Tel Aviv. As stated in his welcoming speech by Mr. Menachem Lieba, Director General of the municipal government, Urban95 is not a programme or a project,… Read more

Urban95 in Tel Aviv: a desire for continual improvement

Published June 8, 2018

On a recent study tour to Tel Aviv, we struck up a conversation with a father who was with his three-year-old daughter. Without telling him who we were or why… Read more

A call for new thinking on play safety around the world

Published May 28, 2018

Playgrounds have for decades been shaped by a zero risk mindset, with, any injury seen as a sign of failure. But things are changing, in what the New York Times… Read more