We are very happy to have played a small part in the production of Arup's incredible research document on designing urban environments for children, and the resulting impacts for everyone else.
By 2030, 60% of all urban dwellers will be under the age of 18. Designing in everyday freedoms and ensuring there is a sufficient children's infrastructure in cities can be shown to have a hugely positive impact for everyone.
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The amount of time children spend playing outdoors, their ability to get around independently, and their level of contact with nature are strong indicators of how a city is performing, not just for children but for all generations of city dwellers. If cities fail to address the needs of children, they risk economic and cultural impacts as families move away.