The City at Eye Level for Kids focuses on the dimension of children and their caregivers in the city and the active role that they (should) have in city-making.
This book travels through 65 research studies, city programs, case studies, and personal stories from 30 different countries around the world.
Powered by the Urban95 Program, by the Bernard van Leer Foundation.
In early 2012, STIPO started the project that would become The City at Eye Level. We sought collective answers to the question: How can we create a user-friendly ground-level that is flexible for years to come, adaptive for multiple uses, pleasing to the eye, with short term action for long term change? The project rapidly developed into an open-source project with more than 80 contributing co-authors worldwide with new editions like A Cidade ao Nivel dos Olhos for the Brazilian market, The City at Eye Level in The Netherlands for the Amsterdam global Placemaking Week and The City at Eye Level for Kids for global market working with cities and children. Next step: The City at Eye Level Asia!
The City at Eye Level Asia publication is an open-source project and book, a response to the increasing demand from Asian urban practitioners for case studies on creating great cities at eye level, suitable to their local context. For the City at Eye Level we turn streets and areas into places where people feel at home and want to stay (placemaking), enhance the quality of public space and active ground floors, together with the community. Our method combines use, design and organisation (software, hardware and orgware). Because of the unprecedented growth in the recent decade in Asian cities, there is more need than ever for clever and creative planning solutions and better design principles. The book will adopt urban challenges particular to the Asian context, which impact the preconditions for achieving a better city at eye level who translate to a themes framework of the book. The book is a co-production and composed by a collaborative of STIPO, Urban Discovery (Hong Kong & Bangkok) and Think City (Malaysia), with international organisations like UN-Habitat, Isocarp, SEANNET, Project for Public Spaces, PlacemakingX and Bernard van Leer Foundation as network partners. We are very proud to now present the booklet before you, with special thanks to over 90+ contributors from 17 Asian countries and funding provided by Think City and Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie (Internationalization Grant) to make this happen.
This booklet is a special edition for the Placemaker Week ASEAN and City at Eye Level Asia network launch. The booklet is a sneak peek of the City at Eye Level Asia publication, to be launched in April 2020 in Kuala Lumpur. In this document, we will first introduce the basics of the City at Eye Level, and we showcase our best Asian cases so far to give you an impression of what is to come. With this booklet, we reach out to Asian urban practitioners as potential collaborations and network members. We are very happy to be able to create this new edition on great cities, places and streets in Asian cities with you, so please get in touch with us via email and become a member of the Placemakers Asia Facebook Group!
Help grow the network and the collection of great Asian case studies. We still look for: