24 Sep, 2019

Child in the City International Seminar

The seminar will present the latest knowledge and insights on child poverty in western cities.

The two-day seminar takes place 21-22 November 2019 in Leeds, United Kingdom.
The seminar brings together children’s professionals, university lecturers, researchers, city planners, local authorities, NGO’s and children’s rights advocates.

Together with the city of Leeds, the Child in the City Foundation has created an outstanding programme of interesting keynote sessions and interactive parallel sessions. The programme also includes several field trips to projects exemplifying the theme throughout the city of Leeds. Additionally, there are plenty of networking opportunities including a cocktail reception and networking dinner.

Within the overall theme of the seminar the following sub-themes will be explored:

  • Child poverty and children’s agency
  • Child poverty and educational environments
  • Child poverty: Urban segregation and marginalisation
  • Addressing child poverty in interdisciplinary ways
  • Child poverty: Lessons from two cities Dortmund and Madrid

Keynote presentations include:

Poverty and Restorative Practice: Putting the needs of children, young people and families at the centre of anti-poverty work in Leeds. Gill Main, Associate Professor in Childhood Studies in the School of Education, University of Leeds.

Public Space Play Masterplan 2020-2030 in Barcelona City: the importance of a context-specific deployment in the poorer areas. Laia Pineda, Director of the Childhood and Adolescence Institute of Barcelona.

Why attend?
The Child in the City International seminars provide an opportunity to examine one theme from a number of angles and in depth. It is a key opportunity to learn and share knowledge, good practice and research findings from the various disciplines that are important to the shared aim of creating child-friendly cities.

Would you like to join the Child in the City International Seminar? Secure your place by registering now. Until 21 October 2019 you can take advantage of the early bird price.

For further information please go to www.childinthecity.org