City planners and citizens take care of the young by creating comfortable, engaging public spaces, playgrounds and parks.
By JACKIE KLOPP in Daily Nation Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Children are a kind of indicator species. If we can build a successful city for children, we will have a successful city for all people. – Enrique Penalosa
Great cities are child-friendly. City planners and citizens take care of the young by creating comfortable, engaging public spaces, playgrounds and parks. They make safe sidewalks and modes of mobility for children to get to school, health clinics and other places they need or want to go. By caring for children, we tend to the future and also make a better city for everyone.
Enrique Penalosa, one of Latin America’s most successful mayors, says the very “measure of a good city is one where a child on a tricycle or bicycle can safely go anywhere”. How does Nairobi fare by this measure?