The 2018 developed “neighbourhood treasure game” in the two pilot neighbourhoods in Zurich is a success! synergo was asked by the housing cooperative “Familienheim-Genossenschaft Zürich (FGZ)” located in the Friesenberg district, to develop a similar game. A workshop with children to identify their favourite places in the neighbourhood was held at the end of February 2020.
In Vienna, Transport City Councillor Birgit Hebein has announced imminent road openings for walking and cycling.
This is intended on the one hand to ensure the required physical (not social!) distance for necessary walking and cycling (which is not possible with many of the current sidewalk and cycle path widths), and on the other hand to create recreational areas in the immediate residential environment away from (partially still closed) parks.
Dal place-making - ovvero dalla progettazione condivisa dello spazio pubblico - nascono luoghi realmente vissuti. Metamorphosis Meran/o presenta alcuni esempi di interventi nello spazio pubblico in diversi quartieri della città ispirati alle idee dei giovani residenti e con loro realizzati.
Experiences of the City of Bolzano regarding the initiatives that have been introduced to make the way to school safer for primary school children will be presented in the webinar:
the Crossing guards who help children at pedestrian crossings to cross safely, the Pedibus initiative and the temporary closure of some streets near schools, the so-called "school streets".
Im Webinar werden die Erfahrungen der Stadt Bozen hinsichtlich der Initiativen vorgestellt, die eingeführt wurden, um den Schulweg der GrundschülerInnen sicherer zu machen:
die Schülerlotsen, die den Kindern an Fußgängerübergängen beim sicheren Überqueren helfen, die Pedibus-Initiative und die vorübergehende Schließung einiger Straßen in der Nähe von Schulen, die sogenannten "Schulstraßen".
With the help of real accident statistics from the school environment, students analyse accidents which happened on their daily route to school. The workshop aims to raise awareness to the fact that many car drivers or lorry drivers are not very much aware of cyclists or pedestrians. A special focus was on the danger to other road users when a truck is turning off at an intersection. After a practical element, when the students observed an intersection for about 15 minutes and listed the observed misbehaviour, they talked about what they saw in calss and put in perspective.
To support third-graders passing their bicycle safety test in the 4th grade, they can improve their cycling skills with the help of workshops. The workshops are designed to address difficulties and deficits timely so that children still have plenty of time to practice their skills before the bicycle safety test. The workshops cover the following topics:
- Bicycle safety check: breaks, light etc.
- Why a helmet?
- Blind spot
IN SITU, European platform for artistic creation in public space will hold the IN SITU ACT Conference in Brussels at La Tricoterie on Thursday, 23 April 2020.
The world conference, which takes place every two years, is a key opportunity for children’s professionals, city planners, social workers, academics, designers and policymakers to share knowledge, good practice and research findings from the various disciplines that are important to the shared aim of creating child-friendly cities. Creating dialogue is the most important aspect of the conference.