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Urban future: Designing youth-friendly cities

Imagine designing cities for youth and young adults that enable them to live social, healthy, cultural and productive lives, fostering sustainability, equity and well being for all. Young people between 16 and 24 are the largest ever group of potential change agents to be entering adulthood and yet the largest under-represented segment of the world’s population. They are the future now. The needs of young people are not on the urban agenda, so our attention to their aspirations and potential falls through the cracks of urban planning, and management.

Urban Planner, Elisabeth Belpaire will explore the key challenges, opportunities and trends facing cities and territories for our youth. Highlighting some innovative and inspiring youth-friendly cases, including the key role of public space and attention to gender sensitivity, from around the world.

Elisabeth Belpaire  Urban Planner

Elisabeth Belpaire
Urban Planner

Later Event: April 16
Afternoon Coffee Break