WEBINAR | Cities through younger eyes
event Thursday, 18 March 2021
access_time 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
location_on Online webinar
What can the city offer young people and how can they shape it?
Child friendly planning policies are popular, with UNICEF launching their child-friendly cities initiative and the Mayor of London publishing a design guide for a child-friendly London but how do these work in reality? What is a child-friendly city and are these initiatives simply a good idea or a real solution to changing public spaces?
In this talk we’ll hear from organisations actively engaging young people in the built environment and the results that it is generating discussing how we can make our cities and built environment more child-friendly and the role that young people have in shaping the city to be fit for their own future.
We’ll also be asking young people to tell us about their experiences of using and shaping public spaces. Do they feel they have a say in how the city is shaped and what should change?
Speakers include Jo Harrop, director of PLACED, a north west-based social enterprise running education programmes for young people and tailored consultation to engage them with the built environment; Sharon Strutt, head of regeneration for Redbridge Council on creating a child-friendly borough; Luke Billingham from charity Hackney Quest on young people creating new public spaces; and Sana Tabassum, creator of :scale, an online community design platform for architecture students and designers.
The event is chaired by Dinah Bornat, Mayor's Design Advocate on Child Friendly Cities.Photo © Madeleine Waller
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