Kids & Cities webinar, 20.11

A children’s mayor of Amsterdam; a founder of a company, which solves very adult problems of organisations and societies with the help of children and in the same teaches problem solving to children; a mother of a child with autism spectrum; participation and inclusion experts and me – on 20th November, the international Children’s Day we will all talk during Kids & Cities international webinar on the importance of listening to children and supporting their independent performance in urban space. Join us!

Love, relations and a bit of play in a city

I have learnt to adapt. While moving on fixed routes around Warsaw I know how to switch off: I have big headphones with my favourite music for the route from work to home and e-book on my phone in case of longer trips on public transport. Sometimes, when I want a little change, I chose interaction with other people. Yet, my children exist here and now and they need to feed their need of being active here and now.

Kids choose our cars and clothes – why they don’t decide about their own space?

Getting ready for my presentation during “Children in the sustainable city” seminar I was thinking why children are so little present in designing cities, which they yet use. I remembered conversations with my friends of how much influence children – even the small ones – have on our purchase decisions. And I am not talking of small expenditures such as kids’ snacks or even clothes. Children co-decide when it comes to choosing cars, apartments, not to mention the destination of family summer holidays. In case of a car they might not be able to judge the engine’s performance or how economical it is, still we value their opinions, because we treat them as partners and equal users.