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

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 (closed)

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

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

Leaders from Delhi and Bhubaneshwar visit London for Urban95 study tour

Published November 2, 2018
Leaders from Delhi and Bhubaneshwar visit London for Urban95 study tour

Senior government officials from India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, representatives from development authorities from Delhi and Bhubaneshwar and team members working on the Master Plan of Delhi 2041… Read more

Analysing Copenhagen public space at the 'Cities for Young Children' Study Tour

Published November 1, 2018

The Cities for Young Children Study Tour, led by Gehl Architects and Gehl Institute for The Bernard van Leer Foundation, gathered teams from five cities – Pune, India; Renca, Chile;… Read more

New basket of parenting services being piloted in six community centres in Tel Aviv

Published October 31, 2018

For the first time, the municipality of Tel Aviv is offering a basket of services to support pregnant mothers and parents of children under 3 as a municipal-wide initiative supported… Read more

Urban95 presented at Walk21 Conference in Bogota

Published October 31, 2018

Hundreds of politicians, urban planners, civic leaders and academics, including mayors and representatives of more than 50 cities around the world, joined the Mayor of Bogota and Walk21 for the… Read more