ICLEI South Asia is conducting a study with support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation to understand the use of public spaces by young children and their caregivers in India. The study aims to assess and evaluate city-wise trends in the use of urban public spaces, as well as identify existing barriers to and opportunities for their use by young children and their caregivers.
As part of the study, a sample survey is being conducted in 18 cities across six regions -North, South, East, West, Central, and Northeast India to collate data on how young children use public spaces. Inferences from the survey will be used to develop recommendations and localised project solutions to improve the use of urban spaces by young children and their caregivers. The ground activities are being conducted by a research organisation.
In this regard, all project partners held an online inception meeting on the 1st of April 2022 to finalise the approach and methodology for the study.