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Plenary 5 - Saving lives and building stronger communities with Play Streets & School Streets

September 22, 2020 at 10:50:00 AM · London
About This Webinar

- Hear from leaders working in London, and across the UK and Africa on what is working to transform streets to be safer, healthier, and happier for children
- How can streets be used to encourage healthy lifestyles & active children?
- What are the costs to society of inactivity & child traffic deaths?
- What are leaders doing to address the child inactivity crisis and loss of freedom in cities?
- Which cities are leading the way globally to facilitate Play Streets & School Streets and how are they doing this?



Agenda
  • How can streets be used to encourage healthy lifestyles & active children?
  • Which cities are leading the way globally to facilitate Play Streets & School Streets and how are they doing this?
  • What are the costs to society of inactivity & child traffic deaths?
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Campaigner, Mums for Lungs
Jane Dutton is a social media consultant who specialises on working with campaigning organisations. She started volunteering with Mums for Lungs three years ago and has been running their successful social media campaign alongside general research and campaigning since. The online campaign she ran supporting a London-wide ULEZ was shortlisted for an Air Quality News Award. She has repeatedly succeeded in creating real momentum for clean air on social media, such as covering several Clean Air Summits hosted by UK100 and the Mayor of London, which resulted in #cleanairsummit trending on Twitter UK.
Webinar hosting presenter
Co-Founder, Menged Le Sew (Open Streets Ethiopia)
Seble Samuel is an Ethiopian-Canadian geographer and climate justice advocate. She is a co-founder and organizer of Menged Le Sew, a SLOCAT Young Leader in Sustainable Transport, and one of TUMI’s Remarkable Women in Transport 2020. Her experience spans East Africa, Latin America and Canada, working with international institutions and civil society organizations on climate justice, multimedia communications and socio-ecological resilience. Based in Addis Ababa, she currently works for the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. Seble is the Sustainability and Environment Lead of the Global Shapers Addis Ababa Hub, where she co-leads a campaign to ban single-use plastics across Ethiopia, and a mentor for Africa's inaugural Women4Climate Mentorship Program in Addis Ababa. Seble holds a BA in Geography and Anthropology from McGill University and an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.
Webinar hosting presenter
Co-Director, Playing Out
Alice started the project with her neighbour Amy and is now Managing Director of Playing Out CIC and one of the two executive directors on the board. Her role includes overseeing the organisation, developing new projects and talking up street play to anyone who will listen. Previously, Alice worked mainly in the environmental and voluntary sectors, including for Sustrans, Friends of the Earth and Climateworks, as well as running her own organic food shop. Since being a parent, she has also been actively involved in community efforts towards creating a more liveable neighbourhood, with a particular focus on children’s independent mobility and their access to public space in the city.
Webinar hosting presenter
Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa
Iman Abubaker is the Urban Mobility Project Manager for WRI Africa, specifically working on improving livability of cities through integrated and equitable planning and safer street design. She works in coordination with city governments and local and international partners such as the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS), to support and research on sustainable and low carbon transport solutions. Currently, Iman leads several projects in the African region including development of road safety and walking and cycling policies and strategies at both national and city level; safer routes to school programmes; open streets initiatives; and safe, clean and efficient public transportation.
Hosted By
World Car Free Day webinar platform hosts Plenary 5 - Saving lives and building stronger communities with Play Streets & School Streets
Celebrating the transition to traffic-free city centres & a systematic land use transition away from redundant roads and parking to new housing, public parks & public realm.