Creating child friendly cities: the case of Denver, USA

Referencing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as the basis to make cities more supportive of children’s needs, this paper discusses the emergence and characteristics of child friendly cities. It then reviews the development of an initiative in Denver, Colorado, to become the number one child friendly city in the USA, and describes Learning Landscapes and Safe Routes to School as examples of community-based efforts currently underway. The conclusion draws lessons from the experience so far.

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Title: Creating child friendly cities: the case of Denver, USA

Authors: B. Kingston; Pamela Wridt; Louise Chawla; W. van Vliet; L. Brink

Publication Year: 2007

Source: Proceedings of the ICE – Municipal Engineer