Currently, ninety-six local governments in Korea are participating in UNICEF’s Child Friendly City (CFC) project.
UNICEF emphasizes the role of urban planning to realize a CFC; however, Korea only focuses on the welfare of a CFC. This study aims to identify the characteristics of Germany’s CFC initiative and to consider the implications for establishing a CFC in Korea. A literature review was used in this research to evaluate the importance of a CFC. Herein, we suggest three implications based on the German CFC initiative to establish a domestic CFC. First, there is a need for the government to develop appropriate urban planning techniques. Second, it is necessary to consider the rights of child participation, legally. Third, a CFC initiative needs to be divided into “child friendly city planning” and “youth friendly city planning.” The suggestions of this study will become the key factors to establish a child-friendly environment in Korea in the near future.