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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.

​​From More Open Spaces to Safer School Streets in Milan

October 16, 2023

​​From More Open Spaces to Safer School Streets in Milan

In May, the City of Milan, in collaboration with GDCI and Bloomberg Associates, launched Piazze Aperte per Ogni Scuola (Open Squares for Every School). After the launch, there was an event to promote a pedestrianized school street where kids and caregivers got to enjoy the vehicle-free space.

Kanak-kanak & Penjaga-penjaga membayangkan semula jalan di Kuala Lumpur

August 17, 2023

Kanak-kanak & Penjaga-penjaga membayangkan semula jalan di Kuala Lumpur

GDCI melancarkan fasa pertama projek transformasi jalan sekolah untuk dua sekolah di Jalan Genting Klang, Kuala Lumpur. Sebelum memulakan reka bentuk semula jalan, pasukan GDCI berinteraksi dengan pelajar, ibu bapa, dan guru-guru dari sekolah-sekolah tersebut melalui aktiviti-aktiviti yang interaktif.

Children and Caregivers Reimagine Streets in Kuala Lumpur

August 17, 2023

Children and Caregivers Reimagine Streets in Kuala Lumpur

GDCI, in collaboration with the city hall of Kuala Lumpur, launched the first phase of a school street transformation project for two schools in Jalan Genting Klang, Kuala Lumpur. Before embarking on the street redesign, the GDCI team engaged with students, parents, and teachers from the schools through participatory activities.

Announcing the 10 Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI) Selected Cities
Boy on a bike in Fortaleza, Brazil

June 8, 2023

Announcing the 10 Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure (BICI) Selected Cities

On Friday, June 2, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the 10 selected cities for the Bloomberg Initiative for Cycling Infrastructure. Led in partnership with GDCI, BICI will award the selected cities with funding and provide technical assistance on project development, cycling facility design, data collection, and community engagement.

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.