Brighton & Hove Connected and city stakeholders are running a series of events to help the city examine how we can prepare for the future. This is not intended to be a traditional consultation process where organisations present proposals on which to comment. This will be a series of discussions led by a range of people from across the city, which allow us to look at the issues and decisions that we need to face in the future and provide insight and opinion to help those who have to take those decisions over the next few years. We hope this will help them to make the best decisions possible to ensure that our residents and visitors alike are able to take full advantage of our vibrant and exciting city.
Children & Young People in 2030
Technological innovations are developing at a speed it is hard to keep up with and our children and young people have not known a different world. As our young population grows and we have the opportunity to lift our heads up and look to the 2030 horizon, we can begin to consider what their lives in Brighton & Hove will be like in the future. Understanding the way they do use and will use technology to socialise, play, learn and travel will help inform the decisions we make about their wellbeing and what they need to thrive in Brighton & Hove.
If we can envisage a healthy and fulfilling future for our children and young people, including those most marginalised or vulnerable and enable them to share in every aspect of life in Brighton & Hove we will have set ourselves on a journey to creating a city for all.
Children & Young People in 2030 EVENT
- How do you think children & young peoples’ lives will be different in 2030?
- What will Brighton & Hove need to provide in order for children & young people to thrive in 2030?
Who was there?
Those attending the event came from a variety of places including the city's public services, universities, third sector organisations, social enterprises and businesses.
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Opening the event was Ben Glazebrook from Brighton & Hove Youth Collective and Declan Cassidy from MakerClub presenting the outcomes of the engagement activities with children and young people from across the city and beyond.
What do our children and young people think will be different about the city in the future?
What are the Globe Sessions?
We worked with Brighton & Hove Youth Collective to run a series of fun sessions with young people from across the city where they were asked to use inflatable globes and marker pens to doodle on or graffiti them with the issues they feel are important to them and asked what will be the issues in ‘your world’ or ‘our world’ in 2030?
Throughout May/June 2018 we engaged with groups including:
- Hangleton & Knoll Project
- Allsorts Youth Group
- Brighton Youth Centre
- Trust F|or Developing Communities
- Young Carers
- Whitehawk After School Project
- Brighton & Hove Youth Council
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