Nordic Placemaking TALK – A Child Friendly City, Episode 3

TALK #3 : Designing child-friendly cities
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Episode 3: Designing child-friendly cities

When? Tuesday, May 4th, 12-12.50 CET.  

Where? Online 

The third episode of this series is dedicated to creating and designing child-friendly environments. What exactly is a child-friendly city and how do we plan for it? How current urbanisation trends are impacting children, and what should we do about it? What are the needs of children for different places in the city? How do we make sure the urban environment allows them to play, grow, learn, and move freely? 

To explore these issues with us, we welcome Tim Gill, author of “Urban Playground – How Child-Friendly Planning and Design Can Save Cities“. Tim will share practical lessons and insights from his book, and discuss why healthier and happier children make better cities for everyone.

Our second speaker is Anne Pia Møllenhus, leading landscape architect at Link Arkitektur, who will share her experiences of how to design with and for children in the project Torslanda school in Gothenburg. Here, the schoolyard is regarded as an essential arena designed to facilitate the children’s social experiences and positively impact their well-being and development.


About Nordic Placemaking TALK:

Started in Fall 2020, the webinar series focuses on placemaking: a method to co-create attractive and safe cities and places. Behind Nordic placemaking talks stand Future Place Leadership, the Safer Sweden Foundation, and LINK Arkitektur – who together are the initiators of the project Placemaking in the Nordics.


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