Wanted: Families for a New Series: “Kids in the City” by @thiscitylifeyvr

I am excited to launch a new series in June called “Kids in the City”, where I will be profiling families living in urban density over the next few months. My goal is to showcase how families can be happy and healthy living in compact homes that don’t contribute to urban sprawl (such as condos, townhomes, laneway houses, duplexes, etc.). My husband and I currently live with our son and cat in a 1250 sq ft back unit of a duplex with a backyard in a walkable neighbourhood, close to downtown and with access to public transit. When I profile families like mine, I want to know: are they able to use space and consume goods more efficiently? Are they more connected to community? Do they feel safe there? What is missing? And, do they spend less time and money on commuting by car? The issue of family-friendly cities and walkable communities is important because many families don’t ...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/1077526

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