Family hands

How can we make London more family friendly?

27 June 2017

Is it possible to make a bustling capital like London, more child-friendly?

With the increasing challenges of meeting growth and sustainability for its inhabitants, is being family friendly a priority?

The following guests will attend:

Session 1:  What makes London family friendly?

  • Marion Briggs, Alliance for Childhood
  • Tim Gill, Rethinking Childhood
  • Anna Smee, Chief Executive, UK Youth Voice
  • Adrian Voce, Policy for Play

Session 2: Overcoming housing design barriers to a family friendly London

  • Dinah Bornat, Director, ZCD Architects
  • Dominic Papa, Director, S333 Architecture + Urbanism
  • Sunand Prasad, Co-founder, Penoyre & Prasad Architects

Session 3: Creating a family friendly public realm, shared space and healthier cities

  • Sarah Gaventa, Founder, Made Public
  • Sam Williams, Landscape Architect, Arup
  • Hannah Wright, Urban Planner, Arup

The meeting will take place on Wednesday 28 June from 2:30pm in Committee Room 2 (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).


Media and members of the public are invited to attend

Social Media

The meeting can also be viewed LIVE via webcast or  YouTube

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Notes to editors

  1. Full agenda papers.
  2. Nicky Gavron AM, Chair of the Planning Committee, is available for interviews. See contact details below.
  3. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

For media enquiries, please contact Sonia Labboun on 020 7983 5769.  For out of hours media enquiries, call 020 7983 4000 and ask for the London Assembly duty press officer.  Non-media enquiries should be directed to the Public Liaison Unit on 020 7983 4100.