During urban planning phases, children's wishes and views are often forgotten. With the three-year long (2018-2020) METAMORPHOSIS project, seven cities want to pursue the goal of child-friendly neighbourhoods and let children arise their voice for neighbourhood planning.
Today, most of the streets in Munich are mainly designed for motorized vehicles. This has led to a high percentage of concrete space for cars and go-through-traffic at the expense of green space for recreational usage.
To address this issue and to show alternatives, a greening project was established in the city of Munich, called “Wanderbaumallee” (literally “Alley of walking Trees”). In the past, such projects were already implemented with very positive results, such as trees that were actually planted and remain permanently in the city.
According to the UN, 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. If nothing changes, this will lead to a decrease in urban liveability and accessibility. As more children are living within densifying cities, it becomes increasingly urgent to create a child-friendly public realm.
Active mobility plays a vital role in contributing to a solution.
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the State of Baden-Württemberg and the City of Heidelberg will jointly host the International Conference on Climate Action – ICCA2019 – in Heidelberg on May 22 and 23 2019. The conference will bring together leaders and decision makers from states, regions and cities as well as stakeholders and experts from around the world.
The 10th International Public Markts Conference will provide ample opportunity for networking at interactive workshop sessions, special evening events and receptions, and during the day-long market tours. Participants will have multiple opportunities to visit and explore London’s extensive network of nearly 300 public markets.
The second annual Placemaking Week Europe 2019 will take place in Valencia June 12-15.This event is organised by the European Placemaking Network and STIPO in partnership with La Marina de Valencia.
"Aus Träumen entstehen Räume – Stadtplanung mit und von Kindern"
"From dreaming to building space. City planning by and with children"
Lecture by Monika Abendstein, founder of the Bilding school of art and architecture for children, Innsbruck.
Friday March 29th, 8 -10 pm, Urania, Merano
From 4th to 24th June 2018 the bike to school competition "Münchner Schulradeln" was held in Munich for the first time. In the three-week campaign period 4th graders and secondary school students were encouraged to cycle actively to school instead of being brought by car. Students, teachers and parents competed together as a team for their school against the other schools. Each team nominated a team captain. The aim was to cycle as many kilometers as possible. Therefore, all kilometers cycled were listed online or via app.