Child in the City 2012

The programme committee of Child in the City 2012 has identified four themes for the 6th international conference. The themes are:

How to plan for the child’s right to play in the child friendly city? Specifically, we want to stress even more the influence of city planning and the need for children to have enough time to play.

Children’s rights
How to implement and communicate children’s rights in the child friendly city? The UN-Convention on Children’s Rights is another challenge for child friendly cities. Every citizen should be aware of the importance of this convention and its impact on the local policies. 

How to ensure children’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional health in the child friendly city? The challenge of this theme is the integration of these different aspects of health. Besides physical health, there has to be attention for the mental health and even more globally for the social health of children.


Intergenerational development
How to ensure true intergenerational interaction in our child friendly cities? Children don’t want to be an isolated group of citizens as well as other groups (e.g. older people). Therefore the intergenerational theme is more than a decoration, it’s an essential quality of the society.

The conference programme of Child in the City 2012 is available, take a look!



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