Event 3

Urban and green challenging playgrounds for children

2018, April 23 – 27 | Brussels, Belgium

 

 

This third event of the Progress Project is organized by GoodPlanetfrom the 23rd to the 27th of April 2018, in Belgium (Brussels, Gent, Antwerp).

The course presents experiences, practices and design approaches based on children users for primary / secondary schools. A blended methodology, combining master class, technical visits and group working.

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Target audience: Landscape architects, administrators and managers of green spaces, youth and educational workers, teachers and school boards, managers in green maintenance, environmental and educational associations.

Language: English

Organizer: GoodPlanet Belgium

Number of participants: 25

Partners: Environmental Department of Brussels, City of Antwerp, City of Ghent, HoGent – Landscape Architecture, JES vzw, maison de repos Anne-Sylvie Mouzon, local schools…

Training criterias

  • Theoretic frame by experts.
  • Exchange.
  • Debate on space for children and nature in the city
  • Visit inspiring examples of green schoolgrounds and public spaces for children and youngsters.
  • Workshops on case studies: analysis and designing solutions on specific cases (accompanied by trainers).

Program

Day 1 | Getting to know each other & Connected play areas in Brussels

09.30 – 10.00 – Welcome coffee and Registration

10:00 – 11:00 – Course Introduction by GoodPlanet Belgium and PROGRESS partners

11:00 – 13:30 – Getting to know the participants

13:30 – 14:30 – Lunch

14:30 – 15:15 – Transport

15:15 – 16:30 – Field Visits

  • Park Thurn & Taxis Presentation connected play areas in Brussels
    Duvivier, C.; Coordinator – Connected play areas – Brussels Environment
  • Allee Du Kaai Presentation temporary informal meeting space “Allee Du Kaai”
    Urbina, A.; Coordinator Thurn & Taxis Participation and Events – Brussels Environment

Day 2 | Green Adventurous School Playgrounds – Ghent

09:00 – 10:05 – Train to Ghent

10:05 – 10:15 – Reception

10:15 – 10:25 – Introduction PROGRESS to visitors

10:25 – 10:40 – Introduction GRAS: Green Adventurous School playgrounds (Claeys F., coördinator GRAS, City of Ghent)

10:40 – 11:20 – Presentation: A vision on green schoolgrounds, Educational approach

11:40 – 11:55 – Break

11:55 – 13:00 – Presentation: A vision on green schoolgrounds, Educational approach (part 2)

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 17:30 – Field trip by bike: Visit green adventurous school playgrounds

17:30 – Train to Brussels

Day 3 | Green Adventurous Public Areas – Antwerp

08:30 – Train to Antwerp

09:00 – 09:30 – Reception at Permeke Library

09:30 – 09:45 – Introduction

09:45 – 10:30 – Conference : Connected play areas in Antwerp and policy (Seghers, W., expert playspace policy – City of Antwerp)

10:30 – 10:45 – Break

10:45 – 11:30 – Conference : Risks and safety in adventurous playgrounds (Van Ingelghem, K., GoodPlanet, expert nature and educative methodology and safety)

11:40 – 12:20 – Lunch at Permeke Library

12:30 – Bus at Queen Astrid Square

13:00 – 15:30 – Field Visits

  • Field visit natural play area Distelhoek
  • Field visit natural play area Park van Eden

16:00 – 16:30 – Bus to Central Train Station Antwerp

16:30 – Train to Brussels

Day 4 | Case studies Green play areas – Brussels

09:00 – 13:00 – Visit Case Studies

  • Schoolyard in Brussels, participant in project “Ose Le Vert”
    Vanfraechem, T., school coach for the project
  • Two neighbourhood public play areas in Brussels: “Jardin des 5 Sens” and “Korte Malibransstraat”
    Hervé, S., coördinator ‘Jardin des 5 sens’ – GoodPlanet Belgium
    Vosters, J., staff member youth participation – Jes vzw
  • Shared public space “Saint-Moulin”
    Struys, J., Brede School Flamingo – Edu/cation and Leisure Department
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13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 – Workshops on case studies: design solutions and ideas

16:00 – 17:00 – Presentation of group processes

Day 5 | Case studies Green play areas – Conclusion

10:00 – 11:00 – Presentations

Extra time for presentation group process / Presentation of partner’s project

11:00 – 13:00 – Sharing experiences, expectations and learnings

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch

14:00 – 17:00 – Field Visit : Optional field visit of project “Jardin Des Délices” (“Paradise Garden”), A Shared garden of a home for elderly
Vanfraechem, T., coördinator project – GoodPlanet