Everyday accounts of real families making it work and living well in their city homes.
Marijn and Martijn in Utrecht
Marijn works as an urban planner for the city of Amsterdam making space for sports and play and promoting healthy city design. She lives in Utrecht with her partner and two children and shared some thoughtful insights about making urban life work well for families. Plus, they ride bikes everywhere!
Diana and Jason on the Move in NYC
Diana is raising her son in the same city she was born and raised in—New York! She’s known online as NYC’s Mamí on the Move and that’s not just a catchy name. These two move through the city like they were made to do it.
Jenna and Gus in Vancouver
Jenna and Gus live in a Vancouver high-rise with their two kids. They love city life something fierce! Jenna gave us a glimpse into everyday rhythms and shared her family’s intentions for urban living.
Patrycja And Ibrahim in Houston
Patrycja and Ibrahim have lived in Houston for only a few months but are already embracing life in their new city and are delighted to have proved some friends and family members wrong about city life with kids! Read on for more about this positive-minded family and their beautiful city.
Jawaria’s Family of 6 in Pittsburgh
This family of 6 in Pittsburgh lives in just 675 square feet but that doesn’t keep them from living a full and vibrant life. Jawaria shares her family’s perspective on the joys and sacrifices of city living in this exceptional interview.
Families Who Bike (Have More Fun? You Decide)
We interviewed six families from Santa Cruz to Manhattan about their experiences biking with kids. There may be some potholes and infrastructure issues to contend with but these families have no regrets!
Bicultural Families across the Globe
From the Philippines to Macedonia to Great Britain to America to Taiwan, seven families tell what it’s like to move to a new home and adopt another culture. You’ll want to read this!
Amelia and Silas in Nashville
Amelia and her son, Silas, have fallen hard for East Nashville with its accessible green spaces, walkability, pour-over coffees, and artsy vibe.
Eric Feldman, City Planner and Father
Eric helps us see the importance of child-friendly cities and shows us the urban environment through a planner’s eyes.
Alison and Trevor
Alison and Trevor live in a 600-square-foot home—with two kids. They’re totally rocking it.