On July 6th 2018, children from two neighbourhoods in Zurich presented wishes and suggestions for their neighbourhoods to the city councillor Richard Wolff, head of the department of civil engineering and waste disposal of the city of Zurich. Before that, the kids had analysed their neighbourhoods and had looked for spots they liked and disliked. Based on the analysis, they had developed ideas on how to improve the negative spots.
The Urban Library in Alba Iulia is a public intervention coming as a result of a partnership between the municipality, a local arhitecture small company and Transavia. Well made in Romania Company that has financed the project.
The idea came from two young architects form Alba Iulia who had the idea of placing small libraries within the neighbourhoods of Alba Iulia raising awarness on how the public space can be used more often and how it can bring people and children together.
The CIVITAS Forum 2018 will cover the most pressing topics surrounding sustainable urban mobility and witness the pioneering solutions driving Europe's shift towards cleaner, better transport.
Participants will once again be able to take part in interactive workshops and sessions on the most urgent issues in mobility, enjoy interesting site visits, and mingle with Europe's most creative mobility minds. Many new exciting elements will also make their debut in the programme. Attendance is free of charge.
In the second week of April 2018, a sixth grade of the primary school “Kartaus” in Zurich temporarily transformed a parking lot, as part of a project week on mobility and public space. In one and a half day, the school class built a bar from recycled wooden material: the Carrozza bar. In teams, they developed a design idea, a communication concept, several means of communication such as a flyer and posters, and prepared the decoration for the bar.
On April 8th and April 15th 2018, the official opening of Metamorphosis was celebrated in the two participating residential settlements in Zurich, “Bändli” and “Tiefenbrunnen”. In both settlements, a mobility share point with an e-bike and an e-cargo-bike each was inaugurated. The bikes can be used free of charge by the residents. A bike mechanics demonstrated to the residents how they get their own bikes ready for the bicycle season. Soon, young and old were busy cleaning, greasing, pumping, and tightening screws.
On February the 27th, Tilburg municipality and NHTV started with an innovative GPS- tracking experiment at primary school De Stappen. During a period of two weeks children will carry a GPS-tracker with them to research their multiple transport modalities within the primary school surroundings and neighbourhood. The idea is to show the routes of the children on a map. The routes can help to decide where to take measures in order to (re)design a child friendly neighbourhood. If for instance a route is very crowded with motorised traffic, do the children also experience it this way?
"Zu Fuß aktiv mobil: Transformation öffentlicher Räume und sichere lebenswerte Straßen"
Fachaustausch in Düsseldorf
Im Rahmen der NRW-Landeskampagne „Mehr Freiraum für Kinder. Ein Gewinn für alle!“ haben sich 22 Kommunen auf den Weg gemacht, sichere Spiel- und Bewegungsräume für Kinder zu schaffen und zurückzuerobern. Sie haben mit externer Unterstützung ihr eigenes kommunales Konzept erarbeitet, um die Interessen von Kindern und Jugendlichen dauerhaft bei der Stadt- und Verkehrsplanung zu berücksichtigen.
Wir laden Sie herzlich ein, sich mit uns über deren Erfahrungen und Ergebnisse auszutauschen.
WienXtra and the city of Vienna are inviting you to attend the 9th child and the City World Conference held from 24th -26th of September in Vienna. This international event is a joint project of the Child in the City Foundation and the City of Vienna.