Bernard van Leer Foundation

We believe that all babies and toddlers, especially the most disadvantaged, deserve a good start in life. A good start puts each individual child on the path to realizing their full potential and, collectively, sets the foundation for a healthy, creative and peaceful society. Our Urban95 initiative is dedicated to reimagining cities from the height of an average healthy three-year-old child (95cm), while working with mayors, urban planners, designers, sociologists and policy-makers to integrate early years thinking into improving cities ecosystems. Its premise is that if a city works for young children and their families it can work for all different people of all ages.