Curtain comes down on Child in the City World Conference 2023

And that’s a wrap! It’s been another amazing session – the third and final day of our 11th Child in the City World Conference.

Once again we’ve been delighted to provide a platform for dozens of child and city experts from across the world.

You’ve been sharing your work with your peers, learning from each other and making crucial connections that will help you to take away what you have seen and apply it in your cities and municipalities.

Is the 21st century a good time to be a child’? That was one of the first key discussion questions posed this morning to one of our first three panel sessions that ran concurrently.

Professor Claire Freeman, School of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington/te Herenga Waka, New Zealand; Professor Sarah Turner, Development Geography, McGill University, Canada; Professor Helen Woolley, Landscape Architecture and Society, Sheffield University, UK; and Yvette Buttery, Research Assistant, Geography, Otago University, New Zealand, were the experts making up that panel.

A further six panel sessions, each with at least three participants, continued through the morning, either side of a special workshop, Children, Cities and the Changing Climate, Centering the unique needs of young children in city climate change policies and strategies.

There are far too many people to thank personally, so Child in the City would just like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of you who came to support us here in Brussels. It’s been an amazing few days, and we hope that you have all taken away some valuable lessons that can be applied in your field, for the benefit of children in cities everywhere.

If you did attend the conference, then please complete the questionnaire that has been emailed to you, which will then enable you to download all of the presentations.
Click here for our X (formerly Twitter) social media feed on the conference, which also has photos and reactions from delegates #citcbrussels2023.

Author: Simon Weedy

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