If they are not meant for children, they are not meant for citizens either. If they are not meant for citizens-ourselves- they are not cities.
Herman, quite frankly I couldn’t agree more and therefore when the Association For Community Design decided that the theme of their conference this year would be ‘Toward A Just Metropolis’, it became a priority to make sure children will be part of this conversation. Well, the big news is that not only is Public Workshop now a part of the conference but I’m also organizing a panel on the topic mentioned above.
We are still working on confirming all of the panelists but we can tell you that Damon Rich, the founder of the Center For Urban Pedagogy (here) is one of them. More information will follow in the coming weeks but in the mean time you should stop on by the conference website, consider coming…….register. It’s a great conference and the organizers are doing a really nice job of putting together a compelling event.
For more information on the event click (here).