Learn, share and make connections at the Child in the City Webinar.

With this Dublin conference, we aim to make connections between not only children and cities but also different disciplines and professionals.

Lia Karsten President of the Child in the City Scientific Programme Committee.

The Child in the City Foundation organises leading events on the latest child-friendly policies and research studies.

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 will be the central question of our first Child in the City webinar, which takes place on 22 September, between 14:00 and 16:00 Central European Time. 

The webinar will host three speakers

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

The webinar will offer plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion.

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22 September 2020, 14.00 – 16.00 hrs CEST

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Scientific Programme Committee Child in the City Foundation

Lia Karsten (MSc/ Ph.D.), President of the Child in the City Scientific Programme Committee and associate professor of Urban Geographies at the University of Amsterdam.
Lia Karsten (MSc/ Ph.D.), President of the Child in the City Scientific Programme Committee and associate professor of Urban Geographies at the University of Amsterdam.
Lia Karsten (MSc/ Ph.D.) is President of the Child in the City Scientific Committee and an associate professor of Urban Geographies at the University of Amsterdam. She is an internationally recognized expert in the field of urban childhood, changing family life and the use of urban public space. She has published several books and many papers…
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Irene Quintáns, consultant urban projects
Irene Quintáns, consultant urban projects
Irene Quintáns worked in the Barcelona City Council and in the SEHAB – Municipal Housing Secretariat in São Paulo. As a consultant she works in urban projects, highlighting her role at Bernard van Leer Foundation developing Urban95 strategy in Latin-America (2016-18). Executive Leadership Program on Early Childhood Development (Harvard University). She is the founder and director of…
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Sven De Visscher, lecturer in social work at University College Ghent in Belgium
Sven De Visscher, lecturer in social work at University College Ghent in Belgium
Sven De Visscher is a lecturer in social work at University College Ghent in Belgium. He is part of the urban education team in the department of social work that develops research and teaching projects about education and social work in urbanising contexts. Sven holds a PhD degree in Educational Sciences (Ghent Uni) since 2008,…
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Prof. Carlo Fabian, social and health psychologist, coach and organizational developer. Senior Researcher & Lecturer with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland – School of Social Work.
Prof. Carlo Fabian, social and health psychologist, coach and organizational developer. Senior Researcher & Lecturer with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland – School of Social Work.
Prof. Carlo Fabian is a social and health psychologist, coach and organizational developer. He is a Senior Researcher & Lecturer with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland – School of Social Work. His research and development work focuses on neighbourhood and urban development, participation, health promotion and prevention, childhood and youth, age and…
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Froukje Hajer, Independent consultant youth policy and children’s rights related to ‘Child, play and environment’
Froukje Hajer, Independent consultant youth policy and children’s rights related to ‘Child, play and environment’
Froukje Hajer worked for 30 years in the field of non formal education and leisure time and the right of the child to play. Play- and youth work, extended schoolday programmes, community schools, and public space and a child-friendly environment are subjects of her interest. She realised local and national and local projects. She is…
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