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

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

BvLF brings Urban95 to NACTO’s Designing Cities Conference

Published October 31, 2018

Earlier this month BvLF Programme Director Cecilia Vaca-Jones presented on “streets for all ages” at the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ annual Designing Cities Conference in Los Angeles, which… Read more

From Needs to Action: Urban Transport for Families – Urban95 experts gathered in L.A.

Published October 31, 2018

From 27-29 September, the Bernard van Leer Foundation gathered global experts at the intersection of transport and early childhood development in Los Angeles for the Urban95 Expert Assembly 2018: 'From Needs… Read more

Israel’s lawmakers take responsibility for supervising childcare providers

Published October 26, 2018
Israel’s lawmakers take responsibility for supervising childcare providers - Bernard van Leer Foundation

History was made yesterday when the BvLF-supported Coalition for Education from Birth succeeded in pressuring lawmakers in Israel’s Knesset to pass a law that means the state will take responsibility… Read more

LONG, BIG, A LOT! Book draws children into Istanbul Design Biennial

Published October 16, 2018

With BvLF’s support, guides at the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial have been trained in welcoming young children and families, and special events are being held for mothers with babies under 12… Read more

Photographers: apply for assignment for exhibition in global health event (closed)

Published October 15, 2018

We are looking for three to five photographers who will be available next month (November) to arrange and shoot a series of photographs on a day in the life of… Read more

Apolitical launches newsfeed on Smart Cities and Urban Planning

Published October 2, 2018

Apolitical has launched a newsfeed on Smart Cities and Urban Planning with BvLF's support. It features case studies, analyses and opinion pieces on what’s working around the world as cities… Read more

São Paulo invites families’ feedback on early childhood plan

Published October 1, 2018
São Paulo invites families’ feedback on early childhood plan - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Last week the city of São Paulo held events across the city to get input from parents and children into the design of a municipal plan for early childhood. The… Read more