UNICEF Child Friendly Cities

Follow the links below to learn more about Unicef, the rights of children and children’s rights initiatives:

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Info

A summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Rights Respecting Schools Award

Child Friendly Cities

Child Friendly City Factsheet

Academic resources

Biggs, S. and Carr, A. (2015) Age- and Child-Friendly Cities and the Promise of intergenerational space, Journal of Social Work Practice, 29 (1): 99-112.

Bishop, K. and Corkery, L. (2017) Designing Cities with Children and Young People: Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks, London, United Kingdom: Routledge. 

Corsi, M. (2002) The child friendly cities initiative in Italy, Environment & Urbanization, 14 (2): 169-179.


Gleeson, B. and Sipe, N. (2006) Creating child friendly cities: reinstating kids in the city. London, United Kingdom: Routledge.

van Vliet, W., & Karsten, L. (2015). Child-friendly cities in a globalizing world: different approaches and a typology of children’s roles, Children, Youth and Environments, 25 (2), 1-15. DOI: 10.7721/chilyoutenvi.25.2.0001

Woolcock, G., Gleeson, B. and Randolf, G. (2010) Urban research and child-friendly cities: a new Australian outline, Children’s Geographies, 8 (2): 177-192


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