Small Children. Big Cities.
"Indian cities are generally exclusionary in nature. Concerns for equitable distribution of civic amenities with a focus on the underprivileged sections of society are increasingly becoming difficult in the neo-liberal regime. For cities to be inclusive and child-friendly, it is important that these cities integrate the concerns of the poor and children, representing this section of society in the larger city management and planning processes."
"The conference was a step towards a pioneering initiative where people, institutions and governments discussed how the inclusive, liveable and smart cities that are being envisaged for the future will respond to and accommodate children. The conference explored how our understanding of the child’s perspective of the city can help us to build inclusive and sustainable settlements and public spaces."
Patnaik, D. (2014) Small Children, Big Cities: Building Child-Friendly Cities for 21st-Century India. 28-29 November 2014, Impact Through Design Intervention, New Delhi, 68 pages
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