The first in a new series of Child in the City international seminars, held in Rotterdam this week, focused on the theme of Urban Planning and Children and featured some thought provoking talks, discussions and field trips; and a very special keynote address. Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands, in her keynote address to the first of Child in the City International...Read more
|Comment|author: Kim de Vos

“Develop, nurture, encourage”

In this third in our series of interviews with speakers at our forthcoming international seminar on urban planning an children, Willem van Vliet highlights the importance of the planning community engaging with stakeholders, including children and young people, beyond their professional sector. What in...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

“Legibility and ease of movement”

In this second in our series of interviews ahead of the forthcoming Child in the City international seminar on urban planning and children, keynote speaker Ken Worpole suggests that modern towns and cities need to prioritise pedestrian schemes;...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

‘Opening doors for Europe’s children’

An alliance of national and international NGOs across Europe is calling for an ‘end to the era of institutional care in Europe’. They want major reform of children’s care services, the ‘deinstitutionalisation’ of child protection and...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Popping-up for adventure play in Canada

The UK-based charity, Pop-Up Adventure Play has announced that it is heading to Canada for a series of workshops and play support sessions ahead of this September’s Triennial world conference of the International Play Association...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Play Wales challenges UK parties

Play Wales has published its Manifesto for Children’s Play ahead of the UK general election on 8 June. Adrian Voce casts his eye over it. The national play advocacy body, Play Wales has this week published...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce