Launch Project

Berlin's Kitas

Map-based application for finding Kitas

Researchers
Sebastian Meier
Project Type
prototype
Date
2018-05-02
Materials
GitHub

179.678 Children
between the age of 1 and 6 years

About 180.000 children between the age of 1 and 6 years are living in the city of Berlin (State: Dezember 2016). More than 2.500 Kitas (childcare/daycare) are serving those in need, spread throughout the city of Berlin.

Even though, some districts have a little more children per 50 inhabitants than the average district (e.g. Pankow and Lichtenberg), most districts show a similar pattern. Due to higher population density and district size, districts like Pankow and Mitte need to support a larger number of children than their neighbouring districts.

Number of children per 50 inhabitants­Number of children per district

Icon für Kind  equals about 453 children between the age of 1 and 6 years

The senate administration for education, youth and family is already providing their citizens with access to information on all of Berlin's Kitas through a search engine. The Ideation & Prototyping lab is continuously exploring novel user-friendly interfaces in order to enable citizens to explore their cities data vaults. As a result, we build a map-based search interface, which allows citizens to find their local Kita.