Room to Grow
Raising tiny humans in the city.
This project is supported by funding from the Bernard van Leer Foundation.
Advice from readers around the world on how they make it work—and when they can’t.
In Harare, Zimbabwe, mothers going about daily tasks have few good options for travel. Here's how we make it work.
An advocate and mom in Dakar, Senegal, talks about elevating a child-focused policy agenda, in a city that’s still struggling with basic infrastructure.
With more than two decades behind it, the Quebec program that spawned an affordable child care model has some lessons for the rest of the world.
The ambitious mayor of Tirana, Albania, is selling a wary constituency on economic transformation by putting kids at the forefront of his agenda.
In the Spanish city Pontevedra, a family-friendly “pedestrianization” policy has helped increase the population of kids, despite the country’s low birth rates.
Ideas for urban families from Seoul to San Francisco.
Come for the free lactation consultation. Stay for the fellow moms.
For many families, the Ciclovía is often one of the very best things about living in Bogotá. And kids start very young.
Some libraries are getting young kids reading by taking the books outside.
The modern playground has become mind-numbingly standard-issue. There’s a movement afoot to bring “adventure” back into play.
Critic Alexandra Lange talks about the objects and places that represent a-ha moments in child-centered design.
The country needs to convince more couples to have children. But its biggest city is no paradise for parents.