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Cultivate Family Cohesion

Cities and Families (08-18-14)

Lilius investigated the lives of families with children living in inner cities.  She found that “urban living reduces the sharp divide between life before having children and family life. Urban parents stay in the city for much the same reasons they first moved there: because they are attracted to population density, good amenities and good public transport. . . . there is a lack of understanding among city planners and politicians about family needs in the inner city. . . . modernist ideals on proper family living still prevail. . . .

Family Gathering Spaces

Researchers investigated current and idealized family gathering spaces through interviews with parents of elementary-school-aged children.