12 ways to make cities more child-friendly MARCH 3, 2014http://spacing.ca/national/2014/03/03/twelve-ways-can-make-cities-child-friendly/ | BY CHRIS BRUNTLETT http://spacing.ca/national/author/chrisbruntlett/
For far too long, many people have considered family life and urban life as being mutually exclusive. That trend is slowly reversing, as more and more parents choose to raise their kids in urban areas. However, city builders often fail to consider their smallest, most vulnerable users. As Enrique Peñalosa famously said: ""Children are a kind of indicator species. If we can build a successful city for children, we will have a successful city for all people."
The following slideshow describes twelve ways we can make our cities more amenable to kids. These are by no means a comprehensive list, but are designed as a conversation starter.