48th International Making Cities Livable Conference

10/17/2010 – 10/21/2010

Charleston, SC, USA

"True Urbanism: Planning Healthy and Child-Friendly Communities"

Children are profoundly affected by the environment in which they live. The opportunity to safely walk to school, play outdoors in a park or live in a healthy environment affects their well being and future development. The physical layout of our communities can promote or restrict active living and healthy development.

The conference offers an opportunity to get involved in creating child-friendly communities. Towns and cities play a critical role as they focus on building child-friendly green spaces, community places, safe routes, and urban design. This meeting will be jointly organized by the City of Charleston and the International Making Cities Livable Council.