Small Children, Big Cities


National Institute of Urban Affairs is supporting the Small Children, Big Cities Conference - Building Smart Cities for Child Friendly 21st Century Urban India; organized by Bernard van Leer Foundation, in partnership with Ministry of Urban Development and School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi.

The Conference will specifically address the question of how city leaders can best approach the task of building sustainable and inclusive cities from the perspective of young children.

It will involve approximately 150 participants, mainly from India; comprising of Mayors, City Managers, Town Planning and Urban Poverty Experts from cities, Senior Officials from national, state and city level, Consultants, NGOs, Architects and Urban Planners. A select group of 10 – 20 international participants will be invited to share best practices and innovations from around the world. 50 children from different cities will also participate in the conference. For further information, kindly visit