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!

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.