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Friday, October 13 • 10:45 - 12:00
Off-Site Workshop: 95cm: The City at Toddler Level

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Creating opportunities for play in public spaces is central to a number of city urban agendas. Amsterdam is actively pursuing the agenda of engaging a children-focused vision of the city and elevating their experience of the city. Through an active 90-minute workshop, participants will assess challenges and opportunities of navigating a selected neighbourhood through the lens of a 95cm-tall child (the height of a healthy three year old). 

Located at Java-eiland, a 10-minute walk from the conference venue, this workshop takes an action research approach to expose the challenges facing families with young children. The workshop, designed for active engagement with the urban environment, aims to provide a discussion platform of ideas ranging from DIY solutions, to harnessing existing resources to creatively engage in planning for all by using the vantage point of children.

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Dr. Sukanya Krishnamurthy

Assistant Professor of Urbanism & Urban Architecture, Eindhoven University of Technology
Dr. Sukanya Krishnamurthy is an Assistant Professor of Urbanism and Urban Architecture at the Faculty of the Built Environment at Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands). Her main focus lies at the interface of urban, social and cultural geography, where her scholarship analyses... Read More →
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Ikumi Nakanishi

Senior Designer & Analyst, Arup
Ikumi Nakanishi is a senior designer and analyst at Arup and has experience in built environment design, strategic planning, research, benefits modelling, spatial and data analysis and community engagement across as range of projects in Australia, Europe and the UK. Her key interest... Read More →
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Julien Vincelot

Research Assistant, Bernard van Leer Foundation
Julien Vincelot is part of the Knowledge for Policy team at the Bernard van Leer Foundation. As Research Assistant for Urban95 and Building Blocks, he provides support on urban issues relating to early childhood development. He joined the foundation after graduating from a dual MSc... Read More →
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Patrin Watanatada

Knowledge for Policy Director, Bernard van Leer Foundation
Patrin Watanatada joined the Bernard van Leer Foundation in 2015 as the Knowledge for Policy Director, the goal of which is to track, develop and share global knowledge and solutions for young children. She has 15 years of experience in strategy consulting, social change communications... Read More →

Friday October 13, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands