Purchase Article
Account Credit $18.50
Article Cost $0.40
Balance of Credit $18.10
Confirm

The cost of your purchase will exceed your credit of . Click here to be taken to your account to purchase more credit.

Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Receive 10% off your first credit purchase (Example: Buy a $10 credit but get billed for only $9)!

Advanced Search
The Green Mama Talks Kid-Friendly Cities
Back
April 15, 2015
EcoParent
Photo ©Ollyy, shutterstock.com

Q: My family just moved back to Canada after a few years living in Iceland. While we are happy to be back closer to our families, I really miss the quality of life we had there. I used to leave my baby sleeping in her stroller while I went into a shop! Everybody did. Life seemed safe and, in some ways, easier. Now we are living outside Toronto, trying to figure out where to settle in Canada, and I crave someplace to live that feels that safe and family-friendly here.

A: Welcome back to Canada! As an immigrant myself, I often find myself comparing Canadian cities and communities to others I’ve known around the world. And because I also have a background in community planning, I like to look at the design reasons behind how we experience our communities. So, while I can’t tell you where to live, I can tell you a bit more about the benefits of children living in cities and how to start thinking like a designer when critiquing whatever community you choose to call home.


Purchase article to read more - $0.49
Prev
Top Selling Articles
/
View All
Next
Alternatives Journal | May 17, 2017

The Fleming College experience is a case study in starting small and thinking big.

 
EcoParent | Sep 13, 2012

Jeff Baxter writes about experiential education in the Canadian Arctic.

 
EcoParent | Jul 15, 2016

How Outward Bound transforms and how its students see the world.

 
EcoParent | Aug 20, 2017

Understanding the nitty gritty details of sun protection for your family.

 
Inroads Journal | Sep 21, 2017

President Erdoğan continues to consolidate his power

Alternatives Journal | Apr 22, 2017

Mi’kmaq-designed and delivered course from Cape Breton U attracts thousands around the world

 
EcoParent | Oct 15, 2013

Kat Kelly Hayduk explains cohousing and what made her move to a cohousing community

 
Green Teacher | Apr 28, 2016

Inspiring nature-focused values and habits in young children

 
Green Teacher | Apr 28, 2016

A place-based education program that could bring hands-on discovery into K-5 classrooms in your community.

 
EcoParent | Jul 13, 2016

Eating Well While on the Road: a Naturopathic Perspective.

 
EcoParent | Jul 16, 2013

Old and new traditions converge at Tawse Winery’s certified biodynamic vineyard.

 
Alternatives Journal | Jul 12, 2017

The business case for new pipelines is terrible.