baby holding book titled Kid Made CityThe “kid-built city” is the topic of a community discussion July 19.

Panel to discuss building cities for children’s independence

A panel of experts will discuss building a city in which kids can be independent during an event sponsored by the Windsor Law Centre for Cities on Wednesday, July 19.

Hosted by Munro Strategic Perspective and Parallel 42 Systems with support from the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association, “Kid Built City” promises a community discussion led by Owen Waygood, a professor of civil engineering at Polytechnique Montréal.

Exploring diverse perspectives, including those of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, parents, sociologists, and disability advocates, the panel promises a holistic understanding of the challenges and opportunities in creating child-friendly spaces.

Joining Dr. Waygood are:

  • Bronwen Wood, a 2SLGBTQIA+ advocate and teacher in the alternative high school in Windsor;
  • Hadi Haidar, an engineer, urbanist, and parent of two;
  • UWindsor professor Gerald Cradock, a sociologist of childhood who thinks about how children create community; and
  • Evelina Baczewska, a sociologist, blogger, feminist, and disability advocate.

The event is set for Maiden Lane between Ouellette and Pelissier avenues, on the patios of Maiden Lane Wine and Spirits and A Dog’s Breakfast from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets include admission, snacks, and beverages, and are available through the event website.