Award Topic 2012: Child-Friendly Neighbourhood Planning
European Award of Excellence "City for Children" 2012 on the topic of "Child-friendly Neighbourhood Planning"
The City of Oldenburg is the winning city of the European Award of Excellence "City for Children" 2012 on Child-friendly Neighbourhood Planning with the project "Donnerschwee wird freizeitfit".
The Cities of Maribor, Slovenia; Reggio Emilia, Italy and Hamm, Germany get a special recognition for their submitted projects.
The documentation is available. Please click here.
Here are some impressions of the Award Ceremony in the Mercedes Benz Museum:
Award for the winning City of Oldenburg, Germany
Special recognition for Reggio Emilia, Italy
Special recognition for the City of Maribor, Slovenia
Special recognition for the City of Hamm, Germany
On February the 29th 2012, the jury, consisting of the Network´s patrons and initiators had congregated and judged the 22 applications from 10 European countries. All major European cities had been invited to enter the international competition and apply with their best practice projects.
9 march, 2012 Press release"Nominations for the "European Award of Excellence"
Call for Submission – 4th European Award of Excellence "City for Children"
In the context of increasing international local competition, child-friendly urban planning has become an important location factor. Cities need to attract families by providing child-friendly living spaces. The standard of urban neighbourhoods is especially important for children’s quality of life. The 4th European Award of Excellence “City for Children” is therefore directed at projects in the field of “Child-Friendly Neighbourhood Planning”.
The Award will be given to projects, in which neighbourhoods are designed with a holistic approach. The jury searches for innovative neighbourhood planning projects which take the perspective of children and their families when conceptualizing the qualities of urban areas with regards to development, architecture, free spaces and usage. Submitted projects should focus on being socially inclusive as well as ecologically and socially sustainable. Subjects to submission must be projects of neighbourhood planning that either lead to the construction of new neighbourhoods or which remodelled existing neighbourhoods. The projects must be conceptualized according to the needs of children and young people in the context of integrated, interdisciplinary strategies of urban planning.
The submitted project must already have been implemented in your municipality.
Acceptance by users
Degree of participation
Transferability to other municipalities
European cities with more than 100.000 inhabitants were invited to apply, also in cooperation with organisations, associations, institutions, companies, churches and other partners who are involved in running or organizing the projects on the ground.
The jury intends to present one award to the winning city. In the case that projects are deemed to be of equal merit, several awards may be conferred.
The application period started on the 30st of September 2011 and ends on the 15th of December 2011.
Please find the Application Documents here: