9th Child in the City World Conference


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Child in the City World Conference gathers delegates from 36 countries

The number of registrations for the Child in the City World Conference continues to increase. So far we will welcome 230 delegates from 36 different countries all over the world. We are really proud to bring such a large international group of people together, who all actively work to create child-friendly cities.  Participants will be flying in… Read more ›

Including children in designing post-conflict environments

The value of a child’s role in designing a post-conflict environment cannot be overstated. So believes architect Nerea Amorós Elorduy, who will be sharing some of her ideas and insights when she presents at the Child in the City World Conference 2018.  “The built environment is a social product that in turn shapes society and the… Read more ›

Delivering a ‘play plan’ for Dublin’s children

Dublin’s all-inclusive policy to put young people at the heart of the decision-making process has enabled the city to truly address the ‘play’ issue for its youngsters. It’s a dynamic approach that child professionals at the forthcoming Child in the City World Conference will be keen to learn more about from one of the city’s… Read more ›

The reconquest of the public space

The Austrian model of the so-called “Wohnstrasse“ (residential street) – a street intended as a social meeting point as well as a counter-project to the increasing urban motorisation in the cities has been existing for a while now. In practice, however, the Wohnstrasse has had limited success. Many residents are unaware of the fact that… Read more ›

CiTC conference 2018: How Ljubljana is leading the way in tackling children’s ‘online addiction’

Tackling ‘online addiction’ amongst children and adolescents is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges facing child professionals the world over. Early years expert Melita Oven, who will be speaking at the Child in the City World Conference from September 24-26, has played a central role in the outstanding intervention work being done in Slovenia’s capital… Read more ›

Child in the City’s new expert scientific committee

Global children’s rights advocate Child in the City has unveiled a new expert scientific committee, who will be responsible for the content and programming of future events. It’s the first step in the restructuring of the Child in the City Foundation, which is busy planning its 9th annual world conference from 24-26 September in Vienna…. Read more ›

Playful science engagement in pop-up knowledge°rooms

The Knowledge°room is a pop-up mini science center, which is set up temporarily in empty shops, former bank branches, or restaurants, sometimes also in co-user spaces, in different districts of Vienna, Austria. For a period of two to three months, they become local community and science places where children, but also teenagers and adults can… Read more ›

Ankita Chachra joins the Child in the City World Conference keynote line-up

Urban designer Ankita Chachra is the third and final keynote speaker for the Child in the City World Conference in Vienna. She will share child-focused strategies and design guidance to inspire leaders, inform practitioners, and empower communities to consider the city through the eyes of a child. Ankita Chachra is an urban designer who strongly believes that… Read more ›

Get your early bird tickets for the Citc Conference

Are you planning to attend the 9th Child in the City World Conference in Vienna? Then do not wait too long to register. June 30 is the last day to get an early bird ticket – after that the price will go up. The Child in the City World Conference offers you the chance to be a… Read more ›

Children discover and uncover the city using an app

Anke Leitzgen and Bruno Jennrich have succeeded in making children’s and youths’ perspective of the city more visible with their cross-media initiative #stadtsache (a matter of the city). At the heart of the project is a user-friendly app that has won third prize at the Vienna Business Agency’s ideas competition “Kinder, Kinder! New Design Ideas for… Read more ›