Child-responsive urban settings resonate qualities that many scholars have described as conceptual standards for sustainable and resilient cities. Given the global trend in urbanization,

there is significant potential to engage with children in the decisions that affect their physical urban environment, their interaction with urban resource systems and shape their behavior. Therefore, UNICEF published Shaping urbanization for children: A Handbook on child-responsive urban planning that presents concepts, evidence, tools and promising practices to create thriving and equitable cities where children live in healthy, safe, inclusive, green and prosperous communities. A checklist with 10 Children’s Rights and urban Planning Principles allows everyone to quickly evaluate what can be done to take up responsibilities and improve the situation of children, starting tomorrow. Free download is available here.

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