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

BvLF partners with Arup on Urban95 guide and VR experience

Published February 19, 2019
BvLF partners with Arup on Urban95 guide and VR experience

On Monday 11 February, Arup and the Bernard van Leer Foundation formally launched a partnership on two new initiatives related to our Urban95 work: a guide to better enable designers,… Read more

New campaign helps Israeli parents and children create “Magic Moments”

Published February 12, 2019
New campaign helps Israeli parents and children create “Magic Moments” - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Together with Hop! Media Group in Israel, the Bernard van Leer Foundation is proud to launch "Magic Moments", a national campaign offering parents simple tools to transform routine time spent… Read more

Videos show how three-year-olds experience Dakar

Published February 5, 2019
Walking with Amadou - Urban95

A new video follows a three-year-old girl as she makes her way to the market in Dakar with her mother. It is the first in a series of ten videos… Read more

Cities invited to apply for "Streets for Kids" training and funds

Published February 1, 2019
Global Designing Cities Initiative - Urban95

Applications are now open for cities to join the Streets for Kids programme, part of NACTO’s Global Designing Cities Initiative. Twelve global cities will be selected to receive either technical… Read more

Job Vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a Senior Lead, Advocacy & Communications (closed)

Published January 29, 2019

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a Senior Lead, Advocacy & Communications who will work closely with the Knowledge for Policy Director and the rest of the Management Team. More… Read more

Job Vacancy: BvLF is recruiting an Executive Assistant (closed)

Published January 29, 2019

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting an Executive Assistant. More information on the vacancy and how to apply can be found here. Read more

Urban95-inspired masters programme to launch in Turkey

Published January 28, 2019
Urban95-inspired masters programme to launch in Turkey - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Kadir Has University in Istanbul will launch a new Masters Programme in City and Children Studies in spring 2019, funded by the Foundation and informed by our Urban95 work in… Read more

Lima launches Urban95 course for public officials

Published January 14, 2019
Lima launches Urban95 course for public officials - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Municipality of Lima has set up a training programme in creating friendly, stimulating and safe public spaces, in collaboration with the Foundation’s Urban95 programme. Aimed at public officials of… Read more

Pune "smart footpath" to include kids' zone

Published January 11, 2019

The Times of India reports that Urban95 partner city Pune will turn a section of footpath along a main road into a zone for young children, including a play area,… Read more

Apolitical launches newsfeed on early childhood policy

Published December 21, 2018

Apolitical has launched its ‘early childhood global policy topic’, a newsfeed dedicated to early childhood policy on their global peer-to-peer platform, with BvLF’s support. Here policymakers and their partners can… Read more