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Four cities announced for new global child-friendly street design programme

26 November 2019

Story from the FIA Foundation

The Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI), a National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) programme, has announced four cities - Fortaleza, Brazil, Kigali, Rwanda, Santiago, Chile and Tirana, Albania – to pilot a child-focused street transformation, supported by the FIA Foundation.

The cities were selected for in-depth technical training and assistance, along with supplemental funding to develop child-friendly streets as part of GDCI’s Streets for Kids programme, supported by Bernard van Leer Foundation, FIA Foundation, Fondation Botnar, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. The programme aims to advance street design for the creation of safe public spaces for kids of all ages and abilities to be able to learn and play, with the freedom to move about cities safely.

Designing Streets for Kids, a new design guidance by GDCI, also funded by the FIA Foundation, will guide training to:

  • identify sites for a street transformation project
  • engage kids in the design process
  • and develop a design for a temporary intervention that transforms a street or intersection into a safer, more playful space that invites use by children, caregivers, and others.

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