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On April 28 and 29, 2016, Equity for Children, in partnership with the Center for New York City Affairs, organized a two-day conference with the support of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) at the University of Bergen, Norway, Fundacion Corona, The New School's Global Urban Futures project, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, to address the following questions:

  • – What are the key challenges to identifying childhood inequities in cities?
  • – How can evidence be gathered, measured and translated into action?
  • – How can children’s views be included in the design of cities that are equitable for all its inhabitants?

See the conference agenda here.

Day 1 – Addressing Urban Inequities in Childhood — A Conceptual Framework and Practical Actions

April 28, 2016 at 4:30pm to 8:00pm

The New School University Center, Hoerle Lecture Hall, 63 Fifth Avenue, Lower Level, Room 105

This session provided an overarching conceptual framework and highlighted practical actions to help identify key inequities affecting urban children that prevent them from leading safe and fulfilling lives. 

Watch the livestream of the event here:


Day 2 – Workshop: Advancing the Agenda of Children — Facing Urban Inequities (for invited public only)

April 29, 2016 at 9:00am to 1:30pm

The New School, Orozco Room, 66 W. 12th Street, Room 712

This workshop focused on incorporating children’s participation in urban design and planning processes.  The event included presentations by academics, practitioners and donors and an overview of the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Urban95 program.

The presentations and discussion centered around issues related to:

  • – Early childhood equity as connected to cities’ urban planning and design
  • – Child wellbeing and equity considerations for urban society and its development
  • – Urban social development initiatives in general that directly impact children

 Specific links were made to the UN Habitat process, in preparation for the upcoming UN Habitat III Conference that will take place in October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador.

Watch the livestream of the event here:

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Equity for Children is an initiative of the Graduate Program of International Affairs (GPIA) at The New School in New York City. Our organization strives to advance an agenda of social justice, human rights and social equality for children worldwide in order to strengthen children’s well being by diminishing child poverty, marginalization and inequality.