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 and the people who care for them.

This Toolkit – For measuring urban experiences of young children consists of four tools (people moving count, stationary activity mapping, intercept surveys and sensory mapping), which are based on Gehl’s Public Life tools with an added focus on young children and their interaction with the people who care for them, other children, and their immediate environment. This interaction lies at the core of brain development in young children and would benefit from being better recorded by municipal governments.

Download the Toolkit on our website and start measuring public space in your city, to answer the important question: If you could experience a city from 95cm – the height of a 3-year-old – what would you change?