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Cities for and with Children and Youth: Ideas to inspire action

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Global Alliance - Cities 4 Children,Save the Children International

Many people and organisations have asked us: what can we, ourselves, do to make cities better for children and young people? This publication responds to this question by offering some ideas for local and low‑cost action. It starts from the premise that actions can be done by ordinary citizens, by children, youth, caregivers, community-based organisations and others to improve cities and neighbourhoods for children and young people. The actions themselves have direct benefits, but they can also be a first step to inspire or trigger wider more scalable change reaching more children, schools, streets, neighbourhoods and cities. This is what this guide is about. It is about some ideas and actions that have worked in different cities around the world that can be starting points: low-cost actions that can spark interest, promote positive change and thus have potential for wider impact. Actions that can show us what better cities for children and youth could look like.

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