TRACK 3: Liveable places and healthy cities | Special Session Hotel Borobudur Jakarta (Flores A+B)
Sep 10, 2019 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM(Europe/Amsterdam)
20190910T1600 20190910T1730 Europe/Amsterdam 3.4 Planning Sustainable Urban Childhoods for the Youngest (Special Session)

Background

Planning and designing a city to better meet the needs of babies, toddlers and the people who care for them is one of the best investments a city can make. Growing evidence from neuroscience, public health, education and economics makes it clear: experience shapes the developing brain. One of the best ways to ensure good experiences is to support the people who care for babies and toddlers, beginning in pregnancy. City planners have a big role to play. Clean air and water. Walkable neighbourhoods that cater for the basics a young family needs. Multi-generational public spaces close to home that allow small children to explore safely. Safe routes and reliable transport that make it easy for caregivers traveling with small children to get to healthcare, childcare and healthy food. Such urban amenities help lay a crucial foundation in the early years of life for good health and learning into adulthood. And they make cities better for people of all ages. Yet babies, toddlers and the people who care for them can be invisible to city leaders and planners as a group with specific needs. That's why the Bernard van Leer Foundation's Urban95 initiative supports cities worldwide to ask and answer a bold but simple question: if you could experience a city from 95cm-the height of a 3-year-old-what would you change? 

This workshop will take participants through India's Infant, Toddler and Caregiver Friendly planning, policy and design guidelines developed for and at the request of India's Smart Cities Mission by a team convened by the Bernard van Leer Foundation's Urban95 initiative. The workshop will also feature presentations by the World Resources Institute (WRI), Indo ...

Hotel Borobudur Jakarta (Flores A+B) 55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress in Jakarta/Bogor, Indonesia congress@isocarp.org

Background

Planning and designing a city to better meet the needs of babies, toddlers and the people who care for them is one of the best investments a city can make. Growing evidence from neuroscience, public health, education and economics makes it clear: experience shapes the developing brain. One of the best ways to ensure good experiences is to support the people who care for babies and toddlers, beginning in pregnancy. City planners have a big role to play. Clean air and water. Walkable neighbourhoods that cater for the basics a young family needs. Multi-generational public spaces close to home that allow small children to explore safely. Safe routes and reliable transport that make it easy for caregivers traveling with small children to get to healthcare, childcare and healthy food. Such urban amenities help lay a crucial foundation in the early years of life for good health and learning into adulthood. And they make cities better for people of all ages. Yet babies, toddlers and the people who care for them can be invisible to city leaders and planners as a group with specific needs. That's why the Bernard van Leer Foundation's Urban95 initiative supports cities worldwide to ask and answer a bold but simple question: if you could experience a city from 95cm-the height of a 3-year-old-what would you change? 

This workshop will take participants through India's Infant, Toddler and Caregiver Friendly planning, policy and design guidelines developed for and at the request of India's Smart Cities Mission by a team convened by the Bernard van Leer Foundation's Urban95 initiative. The workshop will also feature presentations by the World Resources Institute (WRI), Indonesia on safe routes to schools for young children and their caregivers and the Institute of Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), Indonesia on its kampung project to improve accessibility and provide public spaces in consultation with communities and with input from children and women. The workshop will be hosted by the Bernard van Leer Foundation.

Format and Concept

The panel discussion will offer insight from panel experts on challenges for children in cities and how urban planning can be a support to ensure children get the urban childhood they deserve.

16:00 | Welcome and introduction to Urban95, BvLF

16:15 | Urban95 in the Indian Context: Introduction to the India Smart Cities Mission's Infant, Toddler, Caregiver Friendly Neighbourhoods Guidelines

16:30 | Case Study: Safe routes for children in Bandung (WRI)

16:45 | Case Study: The Kampung project to improve accessibility and public spaces using community engagement (ITDP)

17:00 | Q&A with the audience 


The moderator (BvLF) will have one or two questions on their topic for each after their brief presentation.



BUILDING INDIAN NEIGHBOURHOODS TO THRIVE IN: GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING, DESIGN & POLICY FOR INFANTS, TODDLERS + THEIR CAREGIVERS IN INDIAView Abstract
Session Proposal 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM (Europe/Amsterdam) 2019/09/10 14:00:00 UTC - 2019/09/10 15:30:00 UTC
Planning and designing a city to better meet the needs of babies, toddlers and the people who care for them is one of the best investments a city can make. Growing evidence from neuroscience, public health, education and economics makes it clear: experience shapes the developing brain. One of the best ways to ensure good experiences is to support the people who care for babies and toddlers, beginning in pregnancy. City planners have a big role to play. Clean air and water. Walkable neighbourhoods that cater for the basics a young family needs. Multi-generational public spaces close to home that allow small children to explore safely. Safe routes and reliable transport that make it easy for caregivers traveling with small children to get to healthcare, childcare and healthy food. Such urban amenities help lay a crucial foundation in the early years of life for good health and learning into adulthood. And they make cities better for people of all ages. Yet babies, toddlers and the people who care for them can be invisible to city leaders and planners as a group with specific needs. That’s why the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Urban95 initiative supports cities worldwide to ask and answer a bold but simple question: if you could experience a city from 95cm – the height of a 3-year-old – what would you change? This workshop will take participants through India’s Infant, Toddler & Caregiver planning, policy and design guidelines, developed for and at the request of India's Smart Cities Mission by a team convened by the Bernard van Leer Foundation's Urban95 initiative and BDP. It will be hosted by the Bernard van Leer Foundation.
Presenters Rushda Majeed
Country Representative, Bernard Van Leer Foundation
Country Representative
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Bernard van Leer Foundation
No moderator for this session!
 Mariana Reis Santos
Independent researcher
Urban Designer
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Faculty of Architecture, the University of Hongkong
Participant
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Direktorat Pengendalian Pemanfaatan Ruang dan Penguasaan Tanah-Kementerian ATR
Miss Christina Rasmussen
Urban planner
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Kristiansand municipality
PhD Candidate
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Erasmus University Rotterdam
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