Towards a Child Friendly City Conference - Bristol 2019

Towards the Child Friendly City: children’s rights in the built environment.

Conference, 27-29 November 2019, City Hall, Bristol 

A new international conference on children’s rights in the built environment will be held in Bristol on 27-29 November 2019, hosted by Bristol City Council and curated by the European Network for Child Friendly Cities and partners.
As children take centre stage in the movement for sustainable living, this event will be an opportunity for the built environment sectors to show how they are responding. There will be an inspiring programme of speakers, workshops and field trips, each engaging with the most current issues for children's rights in towns and cities.
The conference will highlight the latest research, policy initiatives and practice innovations from the range of sectors impacting on children in the urban environment, including planning, traffic, transport, and housing, as well as play, youth, parks and leisure.

A cutting-edge programme

The conference builds on the growing international movement for the world’s cities to do more to promote the health and wellbeing of their youngest citizens and to protect children’s rights in the urban environment. Themes for the event will be child-friendly planning, housing, and neighbourhood environments; activism and children’s voices; children's mobility, travel, and transport; and play and playwork in the child-friendly city.

Internationally-renowned expert speakers

Plenary and keynote speakers will include Alice Ferguson, Sudeshna Chatterjee, Tim Gill, Kate Bishop, Dinah Bornat, Wendy Russell and conference chair, Adrian Voce.