Cities are commonly thought of as dangerous places for kids to grow up. But a new study challenges that perception.
Dec 28, 2010 Grist
Kids make up a big part of city populations. But often the built environment doesn't reflect a world planned with children in mind. This post from <em>Polis</em> looks at an effort to put children's needs back in the minds of planners.
Apr 29, 2010 POLIS
Urban convenience stores are being further linked to childhood obesity after the release of a new study from Temple University.
Jan 21, 2010 Miller-McCune
A new affordable housing development going up in Portland's dense Pearl District will include a public school on the ground floor.
Dec 3, 2009 Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon
A 15-year-old ban on biking and walking to school in Saratoga Springs, New York may be lifted, after one bike-friendly parent challenged the policy.
Oct 4, 2009 Governing
A new picture book introduces the architecture and urban ideas of Le Corbusier to children.
Sep 16, 2009 Arcspace
Unstructured play is a mainstay of childhood. But dense urban areas offer fewer opportunities for free-form playtime, writes Alex Marshall. Kids have to take what they can get, and often it's not much more than an empty parking lot.
Aug 27, 2009 Regional Plan Association
This piece from the New York Times looks at a program in Italy the encourages children to walk to school.
Mar 27, 2009 The New York Times
It is a chestnut of urban planning that a neighborhood must have a certain number of dwelling units per acre (usually around 8 or 10) in order to have adequate bus service. But the quarter-acre lot seems to get no respect: too dense for estate-home luxury, not dense enough to constitute "smart growth". But a 9 year-old girl recently taught me that, at least for children of a certain age, these medium-density neighborhoods have their advantages.
Jan 22, 2009 By