Jun 5, 2008

Related Events: Child Friendly Cities - FREE event

Child Friendly Cities Symposium
12-13 June

QPAC, Museum of Brisbane and Griffith University present a series of seminars about creative approaches to parenting, policy and cultural and community development in child friendly cities. An opportunity for parents, teachers, carers and other decision makers whose responsibilities include a duty of care for children to explore key issues and engage in conversions about developing creative, child friendly cities. This event is FREE. For more information and to book tickets.

The City of Greater Bendigo (VIC) is the first Australian city to participate in UNICEF’s Child Friendly City program. Some of the UNICEF "kid principles" are for every child to "Walk safely in the streets on their own• Meet friends and play• Have green spaces for plants and animals". It is no coincidence that a city for children also happens to be a sustainable city for everyone.

Also check out Walk Bendigo program of pedestrian improvements which includes what is apparently Australia's first shared space (the Hans Monderman model, that creates low speed zones by removing all traffic management). This space is being researched by Monash.

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