The future of the city doesn’t have to be childless

“To combat inequities among people, places, and economies, we must look to innovative, place-based strategies aimed at creating cities where families of all means not only can afford to live, but where they can thrive.

“Reimagining the Civic Commons is doing just this—piloting efforts in five cities to build inclusive neighborhood assets that encourage families from different backgrounds to connect and find a shared sense of place. The pilots are centered around the idea of communal ownership over, and pride in, urban places, and dissolving the divides that contribute to social isolation in urban communities.”

The Brookings Institution highlights Reimagining the Civic Commons as a strategy for creating family-friendly cities with equity at their core.


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