Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge – Stories from the field

Highlights of achievements by cities from Cohort stage March to October 2021

This publication describes interventions undertaken by 25 cities in India between March and October 2021 to improve young children’s and caregivers’ quality of life. These cities were the first cohort of the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge, hosted by the Smart Cities Mission of the national Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in collaboration with the Bernard van Leer Foundation.

The projects, which range across sectors, included areas for toddlers in public parks, reclaiming unused space for caregiving and play, and creating safer walking experiences and connections with public transport.