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2nd May : 1:00 pm 2:30 pm


20-Minute Neighbourhoods – Webinar 9

Where children and young people grow up shapes their ability to live healthy lives. Children and young people are vulnerable to their environments as they are rapidly developing physically, emotionally and socially and so homes, neighbourhoods and communities should be designed with their needs in mind and their voices heard.

Ideas like the 20-minute neighbourhood, and engagement tools like Voice Opportunity Power can help us to design and deliver places where children and young people can flourish whilst also benefitting other age groups and demographics.

This webinar will explore:

  • why planning and the built environment matters for healthy and thriving children and young people;
  • how to engage with children and teenagers about 20-minute neighbourhoods and place; and
  • the use of youth engagement in a new settlement.

It will be of interest to anyone working to create and shape places that support children and young people to be heard and thrive.


13:00Welcome and introductionGemma Hyde, Projects and Policy Manager- Healthier Place-making, TCPA
13:10Why the built environment matters for children and young peopleProf Peter Kraftl, Chair in Human Geography, University of Birmingham
13:30Co-creating plans for 20-minute neighbourhoods with children and teenagersAnna Gaffney and Jenny Wood, A Place in Childhood
13:50Youth engagement in a new Garden CommunityMichele King, Community and Social Impact Manager, Latimer by Clarion Housing Group
14:10Q&AChaired by Gemma Hyde, TCPA

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