On April 28 and 29, 2016, Equity for Children, in partnership with the Center for New York City Affairs, is organizing a two-day conference with the support of the Fundacion Corona, the Van Leer Foundation, the Global Urban Futures project at The New School, 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 – Adressing Urban Inequities in Childhood: A Conceptual Framework and Practical Actions

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

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

This session provides an overarching conceptual framework and highlights practical actions to help identify key inequities affecting urban children that prevent them from leading safe and fulfilling lives. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required by filling out the form below.



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

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

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

This workshop will focus on incorporating children’s participation in urban design and planning processes.  The event will include presentations by academics, practitioners and donors and an overview of the Van Leer Foundation’s Urban95 program. Latin America and the U.S. will be emphasized.  Academics and practitioners, including scholars from The New School’s Global Urban Futures project, will discuss their current work. Specific links will be 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.

This is a closed meeting for invited public only.




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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.