February 3


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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CNS and Policy Scotland

Child Friendly Neighbourhoods – an inclusive route to sustainable community wellbeing? Discuss?

How can an inclusive and proactive place-based approach to community wealth building take better account of the role, needs , spaces and wellbeing of children and young people (CYP)?

How can we ensure the places they grow up in are vibrant, safe, sustainable, accessible neighbourhoods where children can thrive, play and prosper?

The idea of 20 minute neighbourhoods is to provide more sustainable, locally accessible services for a range of different groups of society within a 20 minute walk or cycle from home. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus renewed attention on the societal and policy response to the needs of children and young people (CYP), specifically in high poverty neighbourhoods.

This event will provide a forum for discussions on the policy and the reality of delivering wellbeing ambitions within the context of 20-minute neighbourhoods, considering the opportunity to position the needs of CYP in community wealth building approaches and as part of supporting effective COVID recovery.

Discussion will consider whether this requires a multifaceted approach across planning policy and practice, and more collaborative working across the public, private and third sectors.

This event provides a forum for discussion of the range of areas and approaches to better policy and service provision for CYP – looking at the multifaceted approaches across Planning policy and practice – and mechanism for truly collaborative approaches.

  • Children-led and context informed places: What does a 20-minute children’s neighbourhood look like through the eyes of young people?
  • Community Wealth Building and Net-Zero Neighbourhoods: How can a community wealth building approach better design and provide more quality open and green/blue infrastructure and net zero spaces for Children’s neighbourhoods?
  • Place-based approaches to neighbourhood Planning: How can the operationalisation of the ‘Place Principle’ help improve service provision in local neighbourhoods, through new approaches to collaboration, planning and community engagement?

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