Author(s): Bernard Van Leer Foundation
While urban planners may consider children when designing parks and playgrounds, few ask how their and their parents’ needs could be better met in the design of streets and other public spaces in neighbourhoods and city centres. The City at Eye Level (CAEL), an international platform advocating for more people-centred planning in urban development, seeks through this project to highlight and focus its scope on children and their parents.
The City at Eye Level for Kids project aims to leverage the CAEL platform to advance the existing state of knowledge into scientific research into creating a child-friendly public realm. It will trial local placemaking approaches in Stockholm and Thessaloniki and develop a draft, open-source policy document for other cities and city-makers to use and develop further.