LI CPD Conference: Inclusive Environments
15 Jun 2021
Day 3. 1 Keynote: Urban Playground: How child-friendly planning and design can save cities
Children are an indicator species for cities: so says Enrique Penalosa, the transformative former mayor of Bogota. This keynote will flesh out this maxim, showing how child-friendly planning and design boosts the case for healthy, sustainable, joyful public spaces and neighbourhoods. Focusing on four basic building blocks – streets, walking/cycling networks, public space and housing design – Tim will share insights from cities around the world.
Chair: Dilraj Sokhi-Watson, Policy and Partnerships Manager (Scotland), Landscape Institute
For nearly fifteen years Dilraj has worked as a sustainability and social justice practitioner. She has substantial programme and policy experience in urban development spanning within subjects of environment, poverty, and social capital (with a focus on gender and race mainstreaming). At the LI as
the Policy and Partnerships Manager (Scotland) and as a Co-CEO of a Scottish BME women’s charity, which works with marginalised and disadvantaged women in Scotland.
Tim Gill, Founder, Rethinking Childhood
Tim Gill is an independent scholar, writer and consultant, and a global advocate for children’s outdoor play and mobility. He is the author of Urban Playground: How child-friendly planning and design can save cities and No Fear: Growing up in a risk-averse society. Tim is a Design Council Ambassador.
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