From 2019 to 2021, NACTO’s Global Designing Cities Initiative is working directly with practitioners to reimagine and redesign their streets to support comfortable, healthy, and inspiring environments for all children. Using guidance and specifications from Designing Streets for Kids, NACTO-GDCI is applying these child-focused strategies in 12 international cities, assisting each city with workshops and trainings, and in four cities, applying best practices with on-the-ground street transformation projects.
Four cities—Fortaleza, Brazil; Kigali, Rwanda; Santiago, Chile; and Tirana, Albania—are receiving in-depth technical assistance and training. Eight additional cities are receiving workshops, where NACTO-GDCI facilitates an in-depth training to advance child-focused street design. The selected cities are Cape Town, South Africa; Colima, Mexico; Kazan, Russia; Lima, Peru; Pasig (Metro Manila), Philippines; Tbilisi, Georgia; Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; and Udaipur, India.