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Planetizen | Families WILL Choose to Live Downtown, If We Design for Kids!


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“So should we want families downtown?I strongly believe we should. They’re a big part of complete, mixed, vibrant and lively downtown neighbourhoods. Singles, seniors and couples downtown may be great, but kids and baby-strollers make communities more real, more human. They also support a broader local economy, and make the community safer.

“Cities across North America and the world are having that tough discussion about what it really takes to attract families downtown. Oslo, Norway mandated in 2007 that half of all new homes be sized for 3 bedrooms and families. Minneapolis’s Mayor has been asking the tough questions around attracting downtown families. Edmonton Alberta’s Mayor recently hoped that their development of former inner city airport lands could specifically attract families. And yes, there’s the debate in Toronto.”

Read the entire post at Planetizen: Families WILL Choose to Live Downtown, If We Design for Kids!

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