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Tim Gill: How child-friendly planning and design can save cities

Watch the talk by Tim Gill, author and independent researcher on childhood play, will discuss how the shift to car-centric planning has reinforced indoor, sedentary lifestyles at Festival of Place Bytesize

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Child chasing pigeons. Getty Images
Child chasing pigeons. Getty Images

The Developer hosted an online Festival of Place Bytesize event with author and thinker, Tim Gill on how child-friendly planning and design can save cities. The event took place on Thursday 21 May from 10-11:30am via Zoom.

 

The shift to car-centric neighbourhood planning has reinforced declining childhood freedoms and indoor, sedentary lifestyles. Gill is an independent researcher on childhood play and spoke about his forthcoming book: Urban playground: Can child-friendly planning save our cities?

 

 

In a 30-minute talk, Gill discussed neighbourhood planning in the context of risk, and the desire to create child-friendly, walkable, cycle-friendly, accessible and vibrant public spaces.

 

Gill will also addressed questions of density and emerging thoughts about post-pandemic planning and design.

 

The talk was followed by an audience Q&A and an online networking session.

 

The event was free, but The Developer welcomes support on Patreon.com/thedeveloperuk Patrons to The Developer gain early access to tickets and other opportunities.

 

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