The Global Designing Cities Initiative inspires a shift toward safe, sustainable, and healthy cities through transforming streets. It launched in 2014 as a program of NACTO and is now an independent initiative.
Streets for Kids is a multi-year program of GDCI to develop guidance and promote street designs that create safe and enjoyable streets for kids of all abilities to learn, play, and move around a city. Streets for Kids aims to inspire leaders, inform practitioners, and empower communities to make urban streets better serve children and their caregivers.
Designing Streets for Kids, a newly released urban design resource and guide, supplements GDCI’s Global Street Design Guide and builds upon the approach of putting people first, with a focus on the specific needs of babies, children, and their caregivers as pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users in urban streets around the world.
Designing Streets for Kids captures international best practices in designing streets that are safe and appealing to children from their earliest days. It highlights strategies, programs, and policies that cities around the world have used to design spaces that enable children and their caretakers to safely use and enjoy streets – cities’ most abundant asset – in cities worldwide.
Streets for Kids is made possible thanks to generous support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Fondation Botnar, and the FIA Foundation.