Family Friendly Cities
The push for child-friendly cities is a positive indicator towards inclusivity, but it is also a symptom of the decades of urban planning that has marginalized families to specific points in the city. In most urban areas raising a family can be a challenge to parents and children alike, what can we change to make the city supportive of growing families?
The day’s events will address with what needs to be done to create more inclusive environments in which families thrive and children experience healthy physical and mental development.
Designers, community planners and organizers, advocates and activists, decision- and policy-makers, and behavioral scientists will present forward-thinking approaches to share knowledge and problem-solve in this festival workshop.
- Create a dialogue between researchers, practitioners, community planners and decision-makers reaching practical applications for impact-driven design.
- Establish a Community of Practice focused on each festival thematic which activates and sets up engagement into the future.
- Create outputs from each session that can act as both a resource and a catalyst for action within city agencies.
We will be joined by representatives of New York’s City Hall and other city agencies interested in the latest innovation in planning and engagement with local communities.
Brooklyn Community Services
The Gem Project
Psychology Department, Pace University
Coryn Kempster Julia Jamrozik
NYC Department of City Planning
Founder and Executive Director of the International Arts + Mind Lab
Columbia University’s Urban Community Health Equity Lab, Columbia Law's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
The Trust for Public Land, NYC Playgrounds
Senior Program Associate, Streets for Kids Program at NACTO-GDCI
Project for Public Spaces
Chief Diversity and Equity Officer for the NYC Department of Social Services
NYC Children’s Cabinet
NYC Administration for Children’s Services
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP)
Environmental Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center