The latest news about the Bernard van Leer Foundation, our partners and the issues we work on.

Tel Aviv turns parking lot into children’s play area

Published December 6, 2018

Young children in Tel Aviv have a new play area, incorporated into a former parking lot which the city muncipality has transformed into a community space featuring greenery and trees. Read more

New phase in learning from the Amsterdam Healthy Weight Programme

Published December 6, 2018

The Bernard van Leer Foundation and Amsterdam’s Public Health Service (GGD, in its Dutch acronym) have entered a new phase in their cooperation. BvLF and the GGD have been working… Read more

New book reports in depth on Brazil’s Criança Feliz programme

Published December 6, 2018

Brazil’s Criança Feliz home visiting programme is one of the world’s largest. Supported by the Bernard van Leer Foundation, communications agency Cross Content today publish an in-depth look at how… Read more

Measure public life with an Urban95 lens

Published November 27, 2018

The Bernard van Leer Foundation and Gehl Institute worked together on a set of tools to observe and analyse public life with a focus on the Urban95 population: babies, toddlers… Read more

Bhubaneswar appeals to children during Hockey World Cup

Published November 23, 2018

The Indian Express reports on how Bhubaneswar is taking forward its child-friendly agenda through 3D artworks and storytelling events timed to coincide with the Men’s Hockey World Cup, being held… Read more

Call for applications: Parenting programmes in the Asia-Pacific region

Published November 19, 2018

Are you or your organisation implementing an interesting approach to family and/or community-based parenting interventions in the Asia-Pacific region? ARNEC (the Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood) would like to… Read more

Introducing the BVLF data readiness tool

Published November 16, 2018

Get ready for data! A tool to guide data use for early child development is designed to help city officials and early childhood development practitioners plan for data collection, use… Read more

Mayor of São Paulo launches project for safe and playful walking routes

Published November 15, 2018
Mayor of São Paulo launches project introducing safe and playful walking routes - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Bruno Covas, the Mayor of São Paulo, last week launched the Territorios Educadores (“educational territory”) project to improve walking routes near educational and cultural early childhood services, making them safer and introducing… Read more

Locals start work on a children’s park in Lima

Published November 2, 2018

Two days of “public space production” have taken place in the neighbourhood of Bella Vista as part of the Urban95 programme in Lima. Having earlier worked with stakeholders in the… Read more

Istanbul95 brings leaders on study tours to Copenhagen and the Netherlands

Published November 2, 2018
Istanbul95 brings leaders on study tours to Copenhagen and the Netherlands

Istanbul-based architecture practice Superpool brought leaders from the municipalities of Beyoğlu, Maltepe, Sarıyer and Sultanbeyli and academics from Kadir Has University to Copenhagen and three cities in The Netherlands in… Read more