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Belfast Healthy Cities

Our vision is that Belfast is recognised globally
as a healthy, equitable and sustainable city

Healthy Cities 21st Century

Designing a City for Children

The Designing a City for Children seminar showcased the innovative work taking place to transform our cities into places where children and play are at the centre. As Belfast emerges from Covid19 it has a chance to enhance its city centre and local neighbourhoods as safe and interactive places for children and families. Children make up over 20% of the population of Belfast and families are a considerable contributor to the fabric of life and the economy. 

During this webinar Belfast Healthy Cities, in collaboration with Ministerial Advisory Group on Architecture and the Built Environment, launched Designing Places for Children and Young People, a set of design guidelines to inform innovative thinking on design of place for children and families. Speakers included Denise Cahill from Cork Healthy Cities and Hannah Rothschild from Urban 95 on the cheerful work taking place to welcome children and families to public spaces, as well as Minister for Infrastructure, Nichola Mallon, and James Hennessy, Expert Advisor, Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment.