The women's cycling course in Zurich ended last week. Last year the Metamorphosis project tried to organize a bicycle trip for families. It turned out that in this specific neighborhood not all parents ride bicycles. The course now enables mothers to take their children on bike trips. Let's ride then!
Road safety progress in the European Union has stagnated for the last four years. Only urgent measures will reduce the 500 deaths that occur on EU roads every week. The Safe System approach is internationally considered to be best practice in road safety. In the European Road Safety Summer School we therefore advise you on how to successfully implement this strategy in your country or region.
There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever. But 1 in 10 of the world’s children live in conflict zones and 24 million of them are out of school. Political instability, labour market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation have led to increasing isolation of youth in societies.
The Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) offers a three-day programm with more than 400 international experts coming together for a more sustainable urban world.
As children take centre stage in the movement for sustainable living, this event will be an opportunity for the built environment sectors to show how they are responding. There will be an inspiring programme of speakers, workshops and field trips, each engaging with the most current issues for children's rights in towns and cities.
A high amount of street space is dedicated to motorised traffic, making it inaccessible to children. Currently, for children to be allowed to use a parking space for playing, it would be necessary to do that in a parked car!
Many urban spaces are planned for the convenience of large cars forcing cyclists and pedestrians to squeeze together on the edges of road. It makes no sense to most people, except for the one holding the power of overkill.
The Placemaking Week is the biggest festival celebrating the impact of placemaking on the urban fabric. This year the Placemaking Week revolved around five main topics: Placemaking for Innovation, Creative Bureaucracy, Open-source sharing from placemaking practice, Future-proof cities through placemaking and Waterfront cities.
ECF (European Cyclists´ Federation) hosts a Metamorphosis stakeholders roundtable on June 19th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm focusing on how cities can become more children friendly in their urban spaces city planning.
Metamorphosis works toward a “New Normal” where the enormous space reserve in our cities that is currently mainly occupied by machines can be accessed and used in healthier and more human-centred waysr people who live there and nearby.