Kids

What helps make a downtown family friendly? Safe places to play, safe streets, good schools and attainable housing, writes Jennifer Hill.
Apr 14, 2015   Community Builders
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
The Municipal Art Society of New York talks with four young people who are actively involved in addressing the planning challenges facing their communities.
Oct 3, 2009   Municipal Art Society
Planners often encounter ineffective public participation because of the fact that citizens often are not taught planning skills in school, says Michael A. Rodriguez. Exclusive
Sep 24, 2009  By Michael A. Rodriguez
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
A nonprofit program started in 2007 is teaching kids in Kabul, Afghanistan how to skateboard. This slideshow from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> takes a look.
Aug 20, 2009   Los Angeles Times
Ashtabula, Ohio, are updating their zoning codes to be more "kid friendly", as more and more residents are submitting applications to convert homes into day care facilities.
Jun 12, 2009   Star Beacon
When Chris Steins approached me with his idea to write a kids book about urban planning, I was a little skeptical. We had gotten a hold of a book from 1952 called Neighbor flap foot. The City Planning Frog, by Bill Ewald, Jr. Blog Post
Dec 15, 2008   By Tim Halbur
<p>As more families choose to live in denser cities and neighborhoods, apartment dwellers must learn to deal with noisy tots.</p>
Jul 8, 2008   The New York Times