I had 2 hours of exciting Urban Future. field trip in the Dröttninghög area in Helsingborg H22 City Expo.
Together with amazing participants from different countries we played games and experienced the area from 95 cm.
We played a role game, each adult got a character for a child with a specific background, income level, and physical and mental challenges. We were exploring to whom cities are built and whom did we leave behind?
The other activity was about going around with a 95 cm stick and exploring if the area was child-friendly or nope? (From urban planning and design perspective)
I get so many mixed feelings every time I do a child-friendly city WS.
I get happy when I listen to stories of participants talking about their childhood and see how they are smiling while remembering their memories.
I get sad when I realize that cities sometimes do not involve children in the making of future cities. But anyway, this is my life mission, to transform cities into more child-friendly cities.
📣 Shout out to all cities and leaders that consider children’s perspectives in urban planning and design.
Keep up the good work
Keep loving cities