27/11/2019 : Towards Child Friendly City International Conference

Towards the Child Friendly City - international conference

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Towards Child Friendly City International Conference

Towards the Child Friendly City: children’s rights in the built environment. As children take centre stage in the movement for sustainable living, this event will be an opportunity for the built environment sectors to show how they are responding. There will be an inspiring programme of speakers, workshops and field trips, each engaging with the most current issues for children's rights in towns and cities. The conference will highlight the latest research, policy initiatives and practice innovations from the range of sectors impacting on children in the urban environment, including planning, traffic, transport, and housing, as well as play, youth, parks and leisure. A cutting-edge programme The conference builds on the growing international movement for the world’s cities to do more to promote the health and wellbeing of their youngest citizens and to protect children’s rights in the urban environment.

Themes for the event will be: child-friendly planning, housing, and neighbourhood environments; activism and children’s voices; the needs and rights of refugee and other migrant children; and children's mobility, travel, and transport. Internationally-renowned expert speakers Plenary and keynote speakers will include Sudeshna Chatterjee, Tim Gill, Kate Bishop, Dinah Bornat, Wendy Russell and conference chair, Adrian Voce. An international network The European Network for Child Friendly Cities has curated international child-friendly city conferences since 2002, in cities such as London, Florence, Rotterdam and Zagreb. This is the first in a new series of independent, not-for-profit conferences for the movement. A child-friendly host city Already well known for its commitment to street play, adventure playgrounds, child-friendly cultural centres and its new children’s charter, the City of Bristol is the ideal host city for this first in a new series of world conferences dedicated to advancing children’s rights in the built environment.
The city offers special rates for delegates at a range of hotels and guest-houses. Working with local partners and sector leaders In addition to our host, Bristol City Council, the conference will be supported by a range of other specialist partners including Playing Out, A Place in Childhood, the Universities of Bristol and Bath Spa and the Architecture Centre, who will each be helping us create a rich mix of keynote speakers, expert panels, engaging workshops and inspiring field trips. Call for Papers Delegates are invited to submit abstracts of proposed presentations or workshops  by 31 July 2019 For more information visit the conference website

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