Urban95: Creating healthy, safe and vibrant cities where babies, toddlers and their families thrive.
We are driven by a simple question: If you could experience the city from 95cm – the height of a healthy 3-year-old – what would you change?
Cities can be wonderful places to grow up, but they can also pose serious challenges for the health and wellbeing of babies, toddlers and the people who care for them – from a lack of nature and safe spaces to play, to air pollution and traffic congestion, to social isolation.
Urban95 is a global initiative created by the Bernard van Leer Foundation that works with leaders, planners, designers, advocates and communities to support the healthy development of young children and the wellbeing of caregivers in cities.
Our goal is to encourage cities to create spaces where children can grow, learn, create, imagine and play across all neighbourhoods, reaching as many families as possible.
Because a city that works for babies, toddlers and their caregivers is a city that works for everyone.
At the heart of Urban95 are dynamic and committed cross-sectoral partnerships with pioneering cities around the world. Visit Brainbuilding.org to learn more about Urban95 and how to start implementing this in your city.