10th Child in the City World Conference in Dublin postponed to 2021

Succesfull first edition: Child in the City webinar – Making Connections in Times of Corona.

Who should attend:

  • Children’s rights advocates
  • National, regional and local authority officers
  • Youth and play workers
  • Planners
  • Urban designers
  • Children’s geographers
  • Playground designers and producers
  • Sustainability champions
  • Public health campaigners
  • Researchers
  • University lecturers and students
  • UN officials
  • NGO representatives
  • Policy makers
Making connections in the time of COVID-19 seems to be more difficult than ever. We have all been isolated in our homes, combining work and personal, career and care, and teaching and play. But what do we know about the significance of this crisis to families and children?

This was the central question of our first Child in the City webinar, which took place on 22 September and attracted 106 participants from 28 different countries.

We are very proud to have brought together highly esteemed experts who reflected on the effects of the coronavirus for children growing up. We focussed on three different topics with our three key experts:

Play: Tim Gill Independent researcher and consultant Rethinking Childhood, UK
Health: Jon Sigfusson, Director, Planet Youth | ICSRA, Iceland
Urban Planning: Helen Jarvis PhD, Reader in Urban Social Geography at Newcastle University, UK