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Metamorphosis' Fact Sheets are now available

  • Posted on: 25 May 2020
  • By: Anna Solderer

Metamorphosis is initiating activities for child-friendly urban spaces all over Europe. Our project partners in Austria, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Switzerland and the United Kingdom organized several events to engage the community and to establish sustainable mobility as well. As you can imagine, a wide range of different topics and creative ideas came out. Their overviews are now catalogued in fact sheets available here: http://www.metamorphosis-project.eu/downloads/fact-sheets

Exploring at home during quarantine

  • Posted on: 27 April 2020
  • By: Sabine Oberrauter

The current health crisis we are experiencing as a consequence of SARS COVID-19 is affecting everyone.  However, little is said about how children are coping with the pandemic. Their daily lives have also been affected and they share the same concerns most of us have. Children observe adults in constant anguish over the uncertainty that COVID-19 is bringing and the wave of false news that easily propagates via social media. Yet, they do not necessarily find a way to express their fears, concerns and emotions.

EARTH WEEK 2020

  • Posted on: 22 April 2020
  • By: Sabine Oberrauter

Now more than ever, the world is at a crossroad. We do have a choice: cities can continue to grow without the inclusion of social needs and environmental consequences, or we can embrace a sustainable and equitable process that builds community, enhances the quality of life, and creates safe and prosperous neighbourhoods.

Rapping in the fresh air

  • Posted on: 15 April 2020
  • By: Katia De Gennaro
a knödel street party in Merano

In the San Vigilio neighbourhood in Merano (South Tyrol, Italy) there is a lot of space in the open air, but kids don’t occupy it. That’s why Metamorphosis joined in and suggested activities like an outdoors rap workshop, a second-hand toys market and a knödel party in fresh air.

New “neighbourhood treasure game” in Zurich, Friesenberg

  • Posted on: 9 April 2020
  • By: Anna Solderer

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.

Road openings for walking and cycling in Vienna

  • Posted on: 30 March 2020
  • By: Anna Solderer

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.

Traffic safety workshops for 7th/8th grade

  • Posted on: 3 March 2020
  • By: Merle Schroer

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.

Cycling workshops for third-graders

  • Posted on: 3 March 2020
  • By: Merle Schroer

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:

 

Safety:

  • Bicycle safety check: breaks, light etc.
  • Why a helmet?
  • Visibility
  • Blind spot

Traffic Rules

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