This conference, attended by more than 60 people, considered the impact that the built environment has on the health and well-being of children and young people, and what can be done to improve it. 

The following presentations are available:

Happy and healthy? Kids in England today  

Loretta Sollars, Programme Manager, Childhood Obesity, Public Health England


How kids experience their environments

Dr Rys Farthing, social policy analyst


Ever decreasing circles? How we’ve limited kids’ freedom and why it matters

Dr William Bird MBE, Chief Executive and Founder, Intelligent Health

Active families

Cassell Bailey, Head of Higher Education, Sport England Link to Sport England funding stream.


The Nordic approach

Tim Gill, independent researcher, Rethinking Childhood

Natural connections demonstration project: outdoor learning in local spaces

Martin Gilchrist, Engaging People Team, Natural England


Making it happen:

What could policy makers do?

Adrian Voce OBE, President, European Network for Child-friendly Cities


What could designers do?

Dinah Bornat, ZCD Architects link to Dinah's research.