IPPA Public Lecture, Almaty: Child-Friendly Urban Development
April 26th 2019, 9.30 - 11.00 am
Dr. Madina Junussova
Research Fellow, Institute of Public Policy and Administration
University of Central Asia
International Society of City and Regional Planners ISOCARP
International Public Policy Association IPPA
The recent UNICEF publication on Child-Responsive Urban Planning calls all urban stakeholders to change their approach to urban planning by paying attention to Children’s Rights at a city level. Making cities comfortable for kids means making comfortable cities for all. By focusing on children, the handbook provides guidance on how child-friendly urban development can help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, from a global perspective to a local context. The lecture aims to discuss newly defined Child Rights and Urban Planning principles, to put forward concepts and instruments that allow urban stakeholders to engage in evidence-based decision making for the development of sustainable cities where children live in healthy, safe, inclusive, green and prosperous communities.
Madina Junussova is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Policy and Administration and teaches three core courses in the Executive Masters in Economic Policy at the University of Central Asia. Her research interests include urban policy, local economic and community development, rational use of local resources, governance and sustainability. Dr. Junussova was awarded a fellowship with UCA’s Central Asian Faculty Development Programme (CAFDP) in 2012.
She holds a PhD in Public Policy from Carleton University (Canada). In 2018, she served as an Expert Member of the External Reference Group for the Children Rights and Urban Planning Initiative of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
Kazakh Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering
5th Floor, Room #559
28 Ryskulbekova Street
The presentation will be conducted in Russian language.
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Ideas presented in this lecture reflect the personal opinion of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Central Asia and/or its employees.