New Child in the City seminar series to launch in Rotterdam this June
The Child in the City partnership has announced a new International Seminar series, focusing on different specific aspects of the child friendly city agenda, with the first two-day event, in Rotterdam on 19-20 June, to focus on urban planning and children.
The European Network for Child Friendly Cities and the Child in the City Foundation, the partnership that stages the biennial Child in the City world conference will launch a new occasional series of international seminars. The first international seminar will take place on 19-20 June in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, in collaboration with Gemeente Rotterdam and the city authorities.
The theme for the two-day event will be Urban Planning and Children.
‘How the planning system engages with children and responds to their rights’
The Child in the City website announces today that: “the Urban Planning and Children international seminar will bring together children’s professionals, city planners, architects, landscape architects, transport and traffic professionals, geographers and policymakers, along with researchers, academics and advocates, to explore how the planning system engages with and responds to children and young people; how it impacts on them; how it can better include them; and how it might better respond to their rights as stakeholders in the public realm”.
The event will be at Rotterdam’s city hall, with bespoke field trips to different locations in the city. A number of eminent speakers will be part of the programme, to be announced soon.