Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Tim Gill 7th February 2012

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February 2012 Street Talks

Tim Gill, Rethinking Childhood: There's a salmon in my street - The outdoor child as an indicator species for the quality of urban environments

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  • Soy un profesor de primaria en la localidad donde vivo -Huamachuco- no he podido tomar toda la información, más por las imágenes y el inglés básico que manejo, he podido deducir que este es un sitio muy interesante. Podrán ayudarme con material en castellano. PLEASE
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Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Tim Gill 7th February 2012

  1. There‟s a salmon in my street!The outdoor child as an indicator species for the quality of urban environments
  2. Part 1: Why do children‟severyday freedoms matter? 1
  3. Part 1: Why do children‟severyday freedoms matter?Part 2: What has gone wrong,and why? 1 2
  4. Part 1: Why do children‟severyday freedoms matter?Part 2: What has gone wrong,and why?Part 3: What do we need to do? 1 2 3
  5. Why do children‟severyday freedomsmatter? 1
  6. Opportunities for spontaneous play may be the only requirement that young children need to increase their physical activity.William H DietzFormer director, Division of Nutrition and PhysicalActivity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  7. International Association for the Study of Obesity (2008)
  8. Lord of the Flies, or Cabin Fever?• UK: rise in adolescent mental health problems• Not just family breakdown, social class• “Has something changed about peer group interactions and non-family socialization?”
  9. In real life, only from theordinary adults of the citysidewalks do childrenlearn – if they learn it at all- the first fundamental ofsuccessful city life: Peoplemust take a modicum ofpublic responsibility foreach other even if theyhave no ties to each other.
  10. This is a lesson nobodylearns by being told. It islearned from theexperience of havingother people without tiesof kinship or closefriendship or formalresponsibility to you takea modicum ofresponsibility for you.
  11. It appears thatencouraging orsupporting children towalk to or from schoolprovides them with amore connected anddetailed understandingof their neighbourhood.
  12. Part 1: Why do children‟severyday freedoms matter?Part 2: What has gone wrong,and why? 1 2
  13. Anxious parents?
  14. Screen-addicted children? What do you do most often Play on in your consoles free time?Gill (2011) Dairylea Simple Fun Report
  15. What would you like to do more often? Play on our bikes & scootersGill (2011) Dairylea Simple Fun Report
  16. UK Dept for Transport (2010)National Road Traffic Survey
  17. Hillman et al (1991) One False Move
  18. England and Germany 1990 and 2010 Percentage of children allowed to travel home from school independently England and Germany in 1990 and 2010100% 90% 80% 70% 60% England 1990 50% Germany 1990 England 2010 40% Germany 2010 30% 20% 10% 0% 7 8 9 10 11P 10S 11S 12 13 14 15
  19. Malone (2007) The Bubble-wrap generation
  20. Risk in childhood: „convergence‟
  21. Kytta (2004) The extent of children‟s independent mobility and the number ofactualized affordances as criteria for child-friendly environments
  22. Kytta (2004) The extent of children‟s independent mobility and the number ofactualized affordances as criteria for child-friendly environments
  23. Part 1: Why do children‟severyday freedoms matter?Part 2: What has gonewrong, and why?Part 3: What do we need to do? 1 2 3
  24. A visionLiveable neighbourhoods fostering resilient children
  25. It has succeeded beyondexpectations in attractingfamilies with children…(approximately 16% of thecurrent population).
  26. London EC1: retrofitting liveability
  27. Making the casehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_NV_Hkxvq8
  28. www.playingout.net
  29. Three policy tools1: the popsicle test
  30. 2: The outdoor child as an indicator species
  31. 3: A more balanced approach to risk Risk assessment Risk-benefit assessment
  32. An opportunity?
  33. Why children‟s everydayfreedoms matter 1
  34. What has gone wrong and why 1 2
  35. What we need to do 1 2 3 www.rethinkingchildhood.com

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