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A Child-Friendly Edmonton Event

Date: Tuesday November 27, 2018
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Santa Maria Goretti Centre

Child Friendly Edmonton is excited to present a unique opportunity to learn from Tim Gill, an international expert in child-friendly urban planning, Tim Gill. Tim is an independent scholar, writer and consultant based in London, England. He is a global advocate for children’s everyday freedoms, and for a balanced approach to risk in childhood. His work cuts across planning, urban design, education, child care and recreation.

The New York Times described Tim’s 2007 book No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society as “a handbook for the movement for freer, riskier play.” In 2017-2018 he completed a fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to study child-friendly urban planning in Canada and Europe.

Tim is a Design Council CABE Built Environment Expert, and a former director of the Children’s Play Council (now Play England). He co-authored the Greater London Authority’s first supplementary planning guidance on children’s play and wrote a GLA report on reconnecting children with nature. In 2002, he led the UK government’s first comprehensive review into children’s play. Tim’s website is

Edmonton is Canada's youngest major city and is committed to ensuring that Edmonton's children have a great city to grow up in. A large component of children's experience in childhood is the physical spaces and places with which they interact. Child-friendly urban planning and design considers the needs, perspectives and challenges that children face in navigating the physical world.

By Attending This Event You Will:
  • Learn about child-friendly urban planning and design from an international expert
  • Network with other citizens interested in designing and planning urban spaces with children in mind

This event is intended for individuals and organizations who have an interest in the planning and design of urban places and spaces.

Registration is limited. Supper will be provided. Please contact Ian Smith at or 780-442-7161 should you have any questions.

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