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

Parking lot with trash bins in Istanbul turned into a low-cost public square and play space

Published October 29, 2019
Parking lot with trash bins in Istanbul turned into a low-cost public square and play space

Maltepe Municipality in Istanbul has piloted an intervention to transform a busy intersection, Zümrütevler Square, into a more attractive place for children and caregivers to spend time. Roads were painted… Read more

Creative street art marks first Urban95 project in Udaipur

Published October 29, 2019

Urban95 held its first intervention in Udaipur, India, from October 18 to 23 as part of the city’s Road Safety Week. The Foundation’s Urban95 partners, the Udaipur Municipal Corporation and… Read more

Playground designed for babies and toddlers opens in Istanbul

Published October 28, 2019

A new playground designed specifically for children aged under 3 and their caregivers has opened in Attila İlhan park, on the border of Yeniköy and Ferahevler neighbourhoods in Istanbul, Turkey. Read more

Foundation partner in Brazil wins Sustainable Cities Award

Published October 11, 2019

Recife’s Compaz project has won the 2019 Sustainable Cities Award, supported by Oxfam, for the best inequality reduction project in Brazil. This footage from Globo’s NE2 news programme shows Recife’s… Read more

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a Communications & Knowledge Uptake Officer (maternity cover) (CLOSED)

Published October 8, 2019

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a Communications & Knowledge Uptake Officer. In this role, you are responsible for supporting and managing projects related to developing, supporting and communicating… Read more

Urban95 and Bernard van Leer Foundation at the C40 World Mayors Summit - Copenhagen, 9-12 October

Published October 4, 2019

Babies and toddlers all over the world are suffering some of the worst impacts of air pollution and climate change, affecting their health and ability to learn for a lifetime. Read more

Clean Air Fund launched to address global air pollution crisis

Published September 26, 2019
Clean Air Fund logo

The Clean Air Fund, a new philanthropic initiative, has launched to address the global outdoor air pollution crisis that is responsible for 4.2 million deaths worldwide – more than from… Read more

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a Programme Support Officer Israel (closed)

Published July 25, 2019

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a Programme Support Officer with strong organizing, administrative and partnership skills. Closing date August 9th. Read for more details on the vacancy. Read more

Urban95 launches in Udaipur

Published July 22, 2019

The Urban95 initiative has formally launched in Udaipur at an event hosted by ICLEI South Asia. Udaipur Urban95 is a result of a partnership between the Udaipur Municipal Corporation and… Read more

New publication containing playground ideas for 0 to 3-year-olds

Published July 1, 2019
Playground ideas for 0-3 years

The youngest children are often overlooked in playground design. This new guide, Playground ideas for 0-3 years, compiled by SUPERPOOL with the support of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, shares… Read more