Wandsworth Living Streets Meeting and Talk on March 22nd
Thursday - 22 March 2012, 7.30pm
The outdoor child as an indicator species for the quality of urban environments -how can we make a huge city like London a more conducive place for children to grow up in confidently and safely.
SPEAKER: Tim Gill
(author of No Fear: Growing up in a risk averse society)
Tim is a Londoner and one of the UK’s leading thinkers on childhood. He believes that: "We need to reconnect children with the people and places around them, and with the natural world on their doorstep. We need to design neighbourhoods so that it is easy for children to walk, cycle and play near their homes.... In short, we need to expand the horizons of childhood."
The Alma Pub
Upstairs function room
Address: 499 Old York Road, SW18 1TF
Opposite Wandsworth Town Station, and on Nos. 28 and 44 bus routes
Streetmap at: http://tinyurl.com/ygwtk4z
There will be lots of opportunities to put questions to him, and to get his ideas about the things we can do locally to make Wandsworth a better place for children.
You can find out more about more about Tim Gill by going to his website -- http://rethinkingchildhood.com/
Please let Susie or Robert know whether or not you can come.
February 27, 2012