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
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.