Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Kids in Cities - Learning Network

CEOS for Cities - Newsroom - News & Events: "08.24.07
Kids in Cities Learning Network

CEOs for Cities will convene urban leaders from New York, Akron, Chicago and Portland for its first-ever Learning Network on Kids in Cities, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. before the kick off of our national meeting.

Learning Networks bring three to four member cities together to collaborate on a particular project over an 18-month engagement. Topics of the Learning Networks are driven by members’ interests and needs and participation in the Networks is driven by a delegation’s own decisions about its priorities. Learning Networks focus on a single pressing theme and are aimed explicitly at producing action on the ground.

The Kids in Cities Learning Network will help urban leaders understand, support and scale the behaviors of pioneering urban families. Researchers from the IIT Institute of Design studied parent concerns of safety, space and schools, developing concepts to counter them through density, public space and using the city as a classroom.

Participants will apply concepts from our research in new initiatives in their cities with the aim of achieving real local gains and refining ideas and strategies that can then be shared among our national network.

To learn more about the Kids in Cities project, go to

You may download the report on Kids in Cities by clicking here."
I've been talking about this for years. Good to see it begin to get a little attention elsewhere.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting, Mark. As a parent and city resident, studies like this are a tremendous asset. I am wondering, how can we attain higher visibility for the report and network?

Mark Rauterkus said...

If you'd like to blog about it weekly -- or whenever -- let me know. I'll set you up with an account here and you can blog as a 'running mate.'

These folks are going to be in Pittsburgh in a week or so. But, they are holding a closed meeting.