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World People Of Nature Day– Green Childhood

Friday 1st October
Online

Winter Migration Festival

Saturday 2nd October
Castle Espie
See event page

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BITCI– The Sustainability Revolution

Tuesday 5th October
Online
Free

Natural Capital Finance & Investment Conference 2021

Wednesday 6th October
Online
Delegate places are £55 per person

Peatlands gathering 2021

Thursday 7th October
Online
Free

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One World Festival

Monday 11th October
Mostly online

Do no harm to the environment: translating the EGD into Cohesion Policy 2021–2027

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Rising seas and climate change with Dr Asha de Vos

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Heritage on the Ground

Tuesday 12th October
Online
Free

Sustainable Peatlands: A Win for All

Wednesday 13th October
Online
Free

Natura 2000 logo for goods and services – supporting nature and people for a sustainable recovery

Wednesday 13th October
Online
Free

Floodplain Meadows Partnership Conference 2021

Wednesday 13th October
Online
0–£25

NI Waste Expo 2021

Thursday 14th October
Titanic Belfast
Non–qualified individuals are subject to a £250 attendance cost.

NorthernIreland2035– Common Purpose

Thursday 14th October
Online
Free

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Cave Hill Fungal Foray

Saturday 16th October
Belfast Castle
Free

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“The Climate Crisis is a Human Rights Crisis”

Monday 18th October
Online
Free

Nature Means Business Online Conference

Tuesday 19th October
Online
£5.98

Nature Means Business

Tuesday 19th October
Online
£5.98

Practicing Food Sovereignty in the Climate Emergency

Tuesday 19th October
Online
Free

Young Trustees in the Environmental Sector

Tuesday 19th October
Online
Free

Mapping a Just Energy Transition in NI

Wednesday 20th October
QUB Great Hall
Free

The Year of Youth Climate Action: COP26 and Your Role

Wednesday 20th October
Online
Free

Legislating for Climate Action on the Island of Ireland

Thursday 21st October
Online
Free

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Just Zero – a Virtual Conference on Financing the Just Transition

Monday 25th October
Online
Free

26

Agriculture and Climate Change: A Countryside COP event

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

Climate Resilience Heritage Summit

Wednesday 27th October
Online
Free

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UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) – Glasgow 2021

Sunday 31st October
Glasgow

      
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Placemaking for a Healthier Belfast

Monday 2 December 2019

Assembly Buildings, 2–10 Fisherwick Place, Belfast

healthier-cities

The built environment has an important influence on a child’s development, particularly through its adverse impacts on health challenges that affect children disproportionately, such as obesity, asthma, unintentional injuries and mental health and well–being. Child friendly placemaking is about the need for planning authorities and professionals working to shape the built environment to consider children as a way to create places that are healthier as well as more inclusive, equitable and people centred. Such an approach goes beyond the protection of basic children’s rights and promotes a wider definition of children’s well–being.

This seminar aims to promote the concept and good practice of child friendly placemaking among policymakers, planners and health professionals.

Speakers include  

Dr Kate Bishop Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Built Environment University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr Kate Bishop specialises in the research and design of environments for children with special needs; child and youth–friendly urban planning and design; and participatory methodologies with children and young people. She is the co–editor of the publication ‘Designing cities with children and young people: Beyond playgrounds and skate parks’ (2017).   

Dr Maria Nordström Senior Researcher Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Dr Maria Nordström is a Senior Researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, where she researches children’s environments from a developmental psychology perspective. She is a member of the steering group for the European Network of Child Friendly Cities and has expertise in conducting child impact assessments (CIAs).  

Mr James Hennessey Director The Paul Hogarth Company  

James Hennessey is a qualified Urban Designer and Chartered Landscape Architect.  He leads on strategic projects across the practice including masterplans; public realm strategies; and regeneration frameworks as well as being involved in policy development.

Ms Grania Long  Commissioner for Resilience  Belfast City Council

Grania Long is Belfast City Council’s first Commissioner for Resilience – a role that aims to help the city prepare for potential scenarios which could challenge the city’s ability to function and progress as a sustainable economy and good place to live.

Marianne Mannello Assistant Director (Policy, Support and Advocacy) Play Wales

Marianne Mannello is Assistant Director (Policy, Support and Advocacy) at Play Wales. She has over 25 years experience in many aspects of play and playwork, including play strategy consultation and development. Marianne has worked with the Welsh Government to support the development of a toolkit to support local authorities to undertake the Play Sufficiency Assessments. 

Denise Cahill Coordinator  Cork Healthy Cities

Denise Cahill is the Healthy Cities Co–coordinator in Cork City. She has worked as a researcher in the area of Public Health and has worked in the area of health promotion for the past 16 years. 

Allan Heron, Director Angela Stallard, Regional Manager Playboard NI

Allan Heron is the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play in Northern Ireland.

To register, please email caroline@belfasthealthycities.com stating any access, dietary or other requirements.

 

Cost   More Details Free
Time   More Details 09:00am – 1:30pm
Contact   More Details Caroline Scott
028 9032 8811
caroline@belfasthealthycities.com
https://www.belfasthealthycities.com/contact