Children

August 14, 2018, 6am PDT
The ruling puts another stain on former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's legacy as it rebukes his denial of a petition to ban a pesticide that causes neurodevelopmental damage in children. Pruitt had rejected his own scientists' recommendation.
The New York Times
July 30, 2018, 5am PDT
Strike three for the federal government in trying to dismiss a lawsuit launched by 21 children in Oregon who sued the Obama administration in 2015, claiming the government was endangering their future because of its failure to reduce climate change.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 19, 2018, 7am PDT
It's been called a 'War on Fun.'
Vancouver Sun
February 12, 2018, 1pm PST
Los Angeles County park planner and parent Clement Lau writes about how 'playing' and parenting has given him insight into the urban environment that he applies in his profession.
UrbDeZine
December 19, 2017, 8am PST
Willamette's new bike lanes make for an important link in Portland's bike infrastructure, but building unprotected bike lanes on a high-speed street carries risk.
Bike Portland
January 24, 2017, 1pm PST
From the mid-19th century to the early 1980s, playgrounds were designed public spaces that would likely horrify parents today. Swiss urban planner Gabriela Burkhalter has studied how these public spaces have evolved over the years.
CityLab
January 21, 2017, 7am PST
Many families cannot afford to live in San Francisco, where housing prices are high and houses fit for families raising children are hard to come by.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
A home in poor physical condition can be "devastating" to a child's early development, a study of Cleveland kindergarteners found.
The Atlantic
June 13, 2016, 8am PDT
U.S. cities leave a lot to be desired for raising a family. However, is it really a worthwhile goal to make cities family friendly? Marin Gertler, a San Diego architect ponders the question after a recent visit to New York City.
UrbDeZine
June 7, 2016, 10am PDT
Without children at the center of activity, the urban neighborhoods of today offer little compared to the ideals expressed by Jane Jacobs, according to this strongly worded critique of contemporary urbanism.
The American Conservative
Blog post
May 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
Even when urban centers are losing families, this trend does not necessarily apply to rich areas near downtown.
Michael Lewyn
May 12, 2016, 5am PDT
Some code violation controversies must be reported by The Washington Post to be believed.
The Washington Post
Blog post
February 24, 2016, 5am PST
This blog post highlights resources available to help engage children and young adults in participatory planning processes.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
February 1, 2016, 8am PST
With the national spotlight rightfully focused on the irreversible effects of lead in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan, another insidious threat remains: motor vehicle emissions affecting children's lungs.
EPA Connect
Blog post
December 2, 2015, 7am PST
I've gathered some of the best here, field tested by my boys who have grown up a little since I last made a list like this in 2010, to help you with your holiday shopping list.
Chris Steins
November 18, 2015, 8am PST
Governing magazine digs into the data about which cities American families are more likely to call home.
Governing
August 25, 2015, 11am PDT
Low crime rates and affordable property preoccupy adults, but kids need something more: the ability to walk the streets and play out on their own. In The Guardian, Viv Groskop explores the "popsicle test" and other elements of child-friendly cities.
The Guardian
Blog post
August 25, 2015, 9am PDT
Joel Kotkin argues that Jane Jacobs's insights are of limited value because cities are no longer useful for middle-class families.
Michael Lewyn
May 16, 2015, 1pm PDT
With their reputation for decent schools, lower crime, and affordable housing, suburbs can be an attractive prospect for young families. Can cities retain that demographic? Should they?
The Washington Post
April 14, 2015, 8am PDT
What helps make a downtown family friendly? Safe places to play, safe streets, good schools and attainable housing, writes Jennifer Hill.
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