Continuing the project initiated five years ago to promote arts and culture, the Institute for Management and Sustainable Development (IMDD) organizes the “Children's Street”, bringing together teenagers and children from 3 to 14 years old. The "Children's Street" concept is based on a set of cultural and educational workshops designed to introduce young people to the art world and non-formal education, and to help them develop their skills. Next year, the project will bring together representatives of the media, non-governmental organizations and companies.
In Walthamstow Village, as part of the mini-Holland programme in September and October 2014 (for about 3 weeks), the London Borough of Waltham Forest trialled the conversion of a 2-way 'rat run' on Orford Road into a one way street and also trialled the closure of residential streets to through traffic – this was then made permanent.
Children take priority on Vienna’s playing streets. Selected road segments in various districts of Vienna have been chosen as playing streets for children. These streets offer children the possibility to use and explore public space in many different and ways and to play in a safe environment.
The playing streets are a cooperation between the department of education and extracurricular youth supervision (MA13) and the department of city development and city planning (MA18).