Projects

Children and Young People’s Participation in Planning and Implementing Child Friendly Cities

Dr Shirley Martin and Dr Helen Lynch from University College Cork and members of the Cork Child Friendly City Forum have been awarded a small research grant to explore the development of a new Child Friendly City network within the UNIC cities. University College Cork is one of the founding partners of UNIC, the European University of Cities in Post-Industrial Transition. UNIC is an alliance of ten universities across Europe who are working with their cities and with one another to tackle urban challenges and develop shared, sustainable futures.

The new Child Friendly City network would identify and support the development of best practice strategies for children and young people’s participation in the planning and implementation of child friendly cities and communities.

The project team are developing a short literature review on the participation of children and young people in the implementation processes of Child Friendly cities in the ten UNIC cities. The team are also organising online networking activities and forums for adults and children involved in child friendly city initiatives in three UNIC cities (Cork, Istanbul and Zagreb).

NATIONAL DISABILITY AUTHORITY INTERGENERATIONAL PLAYGOUNDS AND UNIVERSAL DESIGN PROJECT 2017 WITH CITY COUNCIL CORK:

CORK DISCOVERS 2019 WITH DANIELLE- PLAY EXPERTS WORKSHOP IN NANO NAGLE:

THROUGH PLAYFUL PARADIGM: MET MICHAEL O’SULLIVAN AND MAURA CUNNEEN, UCC SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, FERNHURST PROJECT TO DEVELOP OUTDSOOR PLAYSPACE FOR THE EARLY YEARS- REVIEWED PLANS AND CONSULTED ON MAXIMISING INCLUSIVE DESIGN FOR CHILDREN WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES MAY 2019

ANITA BUNDY- SEPT 2019: AFTERNOON SEMINAR FUNDED UCC OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY DEPT AND ORGANISED WITH PLAYFUL PARADIGM WITH MARTHA, DENISE AND MARTIN FOR FREE FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPANTS CITY HALL
AUTUMN 2019- CORK CITY COUNCIL JOINED HORIZON2020 SUBMISSION FOR MARIE SKLODOWSKA CURIE GRANT P4PLAY. SUCCESSFUL GRANT AND CONSORTIUM AGREEMENT SIGNED NOVEMBER 2020:
CORK DISCOVERS 2020- VIDEO
DECEMBER 2020- JOINED WITH FREEDOM OF CITY TEAM TO PLAN CHILDRENS ENGAGEMENT FOR CITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN; IF I WAS LORD MAYOR OF CORK, THIS IS WHAT THE CITY WOUJLD LOOK LIKE:
  1. MAY 2021- OUR PHD STUDENTS JOIN WITH FREEDOM OF CITY WORK
  2. SEPT 2021 BRING TOGETHER OUR TEAM FOR DATA ANALYSIS OF COLLECTED DATA- SUBMITTED THE FIRST CHILDRENS SUBMISSION TO CITY DEVELOMENT PLAN
  3. CORK FREEDOM OF THE CITY SUMMARY OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SUBMISSIONS | Cork City Council’s Online Consultation Portal

OCTOBER 2021-MARCH 2022: DENISE CAHILL ACCESSES €1,000 TO SUPPORT INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUNDS- DEVELOP WORKSHOP PLAN FOR MARCH 2022, WITH THERESA CASEY, PLAY CONSULTANT AND FORMER CHAIR OF INTERNATIONAL PLAY ASSOCIATION

  1. MARCH 2022; THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS INCLUSIVE PLAY SEMINAR AND SITE VISITS- Through the Looking Glass event recording edited HD 1080p – YouTube

VIDEO MARCH 23RD FOR PLAY ACROSS THE GENERATIONS SPRING 2022

CHILD IN CITY CONFERENCE DUBLIN, OCTOBER 2022- PRESENTED KEYNOTE ON OUR CHILD FRIENDLY CITIES WORK IN CITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN SUBMISSION FOR FREEDOM OF THE CITY:

HERITAGE COUNCIL GRANT -NANO NAGLE AND DANIELLE- FUNDING AWARDED APRIL 2022