Cities for Children

Mimi Kirk, CityLabArup and Guardian News & Media Limited

How to Design Cities for Children

A child plays in Santiago, Chile. Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Publication date: 2018
Ranking: useful

The CityLab article is based on a report by Arup’s entitled “Cities Alive: Designing for urban childhoods”

In their words,

“The Arup report’s authors are clear that it’s not just about building more playgrounds, however important such spaces are and will continue to be. The report focuses on two main aspects of design: everyday freedoms and children’s infrastructure.

Everyday freedoms refer to children’s ability to travel safely on foot or bike and without an adult in their neighborhood—to school, to a rec center, to a park.” (The popsicle test).


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