For the second edition of the International Children's Day organised by Placemaking Europe Kids, the network invites you to an online event to celebrate children from all over the world!
Through a webinar with special speakers - junior and adults and from different European countries - we will discuss the topic of mobility in the city, emphasising children's perspectives.
We want to share a diverse set of international experiences involving children in the planning and design of urban mobility. The importance of being outside actively changed the perspective of quality of life and exposed the meaning of active mobility for our health. There is no more doubt that in terms of everyday life, we measure the quality of our cities by walkability; thus, every child should also have the right and opportunity to independently walk or bike.
With this in mind, we want to present examples focused on different scales from Europe (The UK, The Netherlands, Slovenia, Ireland, Italy and Poland) and guide you through a city tour by walking, biking and mobility network experiences.
We are the Placemaking Europe Kids working group, and we focus on children's well being and their interaction with space and the city. Our aim is to use placemaking to create child-friendly cities.
PROGRAM & SPEAKERS:
Aoife Kelly, junior bike mayor of Dublin - Ireland
Lucas Boer junior bike mayor of Amsterdam - The Netherlands
Maud de Vries CEO BYCL - The Netherlands
Arif Veenwijk Designer at Kruitbosch and Laura Vrolijken Graphic Designer and Stylist at Kruitbosch - The Netherlands
Maja Simoneti, Project manager and Research fellow at IPoP (Institute for Spatial Policies) - Slovenia
Victoria Chavez, Socio-Spatial Planner at Huasipichanga - The Netherland and Ecuador
Public Space and Mobility Networks
Loredana G. Modugno, Architect and City Planner | President of Art Community Association - Italy
Nafsika Michail, PhD researcher, Northumbria University, the UK
Photo credits: @barkergb