The Bernard van Leer Foundation Board discusses Urban95 progress in Tel Aviv

02 February 2021

The Board of the Bernard van Leer Foundation met in Tel Aviv on September 8, 2019, with program partners The Tel Aviv Foundation and the Municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo to discuss progress on future plans for Urban95 in Tel Aviv. Urban95 is a family-friendly urban design program that encourages planners and service providers to imagine their city from 95cm, the average height of a three-year-old to create public spaces and services that promote positive early childhood development.

The program has been operating in Tel Aviv for three years and there are plans to embark on stage 2 to reach more population groups in the city.

At the same time, the study on Urban95 in Tel Aviv, published by Princeton University in collaboration with The London School of Economics, was released (click here to read), recognizing Tel Aviv as a global case study for placing early childhood at the heart of the city’s agenda.

This follows Fast Company magazine selecting Tel Aviv’s Urban95 program for an honorable mention in the Spaces, Places, and Cities category in the 2019 World-Changing Ideas Awards.

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