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February 14, 2024

Clean Air Project Launched in Accra

With the support of the Clean Air Fund, GDCI will help reduce harmful PM2.5 air pollution, focusing on one of the most at risk groups, children.

Clean Air Project Launched in Accra
World Children’s Day: Celebrating Streets For Kids

November 20, 2023

World Children’s Day: Celebrating Streets For Kids

See how our Streets for Kids projects are helping more kids and young people get to school and play safely, while also creating comfortable, healthy, and enjoyable spaces for their caregivers and the wider community.

Streets for Kids Workshop Inspires Chilean City Leaders

May 18, 2023

Streets for Kids Workshop Inspires Chilean City Leaders

Public officials and urban design and childhood development practitioners from Renca and Cerrillos municipalities in Santiago, Chile envision streets for kids through GDCI interactive workshop.

Announcing GDCI’s 2023 Streets for Kids Selected Cities

April 3, 2023

Announcing GDCI’s 2023 Streets for Kids Selected Cities

Ten cities working to make streets safer, more accessible, and more enjoyable for children and their caregivers will take that work to new levels this year with the help of a global team of experts providing hands-on support.

GDCI’s Streets for Kids Program Helps Create Tirana, Albania’s First School Zone

March 14, 2023

GDCI’s Streets for Kids Program Helps Create Tirana, Albania’s First School Zone

At the end of 2020, GDCI selected Kahreman Yili—a busy street home to Gjon Buzuku school—as a Streets for Kids project site. The project's main objective was to address a number of issues in the area—including air pollution from vehicular exhaust, and wide lanes that enabled high travel speeds. The success of the Gjon Buzuku interim project led to the capital construction project at Edith Durham—a school located in Rruga Pjeter Bogdani, in the city center of Tirana.

My Way to School: Making kids’ journeys to school in Santiago, Chile, safer and more enjoyable

January 23, 2023

My Way to School: Making kids’ journeys to school in Santiago, Chile, safer and more enjoyable

In 2019, the GDCI team selected the capital city of Santiago, Chile, as a Streets for Kids Technical Assistance project. Together with Ciudad Emergente, a Chilean nonprofit, we selected Enrique Soro street as the project site. The project’s main objectives were to establish safe intersections, extend sidewalks, and reduce speeds.

Sixty leaders, twenty cities, one focus: How to make better streets for kids

December 1, 2022

Sixty leaders, twenty cities, one focus: How to make better streets for kids

GDCI’s first-ever Streets for Kids Leadership Accelerator welcomed 60 professionals from 20 cities around the world, all working at the intersection of children’s wellbeing and transportation. This competitively selected group came together for twelve online sessions over a six months period for an intensive course in street design best practices. Perhaps most importantly, this was a unique opportunity for them to share ideas, questions, and strategies with each other. Here’s a look back at what went into this program.