New publication outlines ten ways for cities to support families

Published April 10, 2018

A new publication by Gehl Institute and Gehl in collaboration with the Foundation’s Urban95 initiative, Space to Grow: Ten principles that support happy, healthy families in a playful, friendly city aims to inform and inspire planners, designers, public health advocates and community members who are fighting for more child-friendly cities.

Beginning with “Make young children and caregivers visible” and ending with “Strengthen the best ideas”, the publication distils 10 initial findings from research to explore how public spaces in a city might better support young children and their caregivers.

You can read more about our strategic partnership with Gehl, an urban design consultancy, and Gehl Institute here: it aims “to insert considerations for the youngest children in the built environment fields, change practice and policy among design and policy practitioners, as well as inspire leaders working across disciplines necessary to support early childhood development in the public realm.”