Interview: Michael Feigelson, Executive Director, Bernard van Leer Foundation

In an interview with Equity for Children, Michael Feigelson, Executive Director of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, discusses ways to include children in the urban agenda and some of the Foundation’s challenges in doing so.

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The Bernard van Leer Foundation works closely with a wide range of innovators and researchers to find better ways to meet the needs of young children. Among other stakeholders, the Foundation has supported governments to build national systems of service delivery that continue to impact the lives of millions of young children and their families each year.

The Foundation’s Urban95 initiative asks city leaders, urban planners, architects and engineers the question: if you could see the city from an elevation of 95 cm – the average height of a healthy 3 year old – what would you do differently? It is premised on the belief that if we want to make a city livable for everyone, planning from the vantage point of a toddler is the best place to start.


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