Build Back Fairer: new series of events

Build Back Fairer -- a new series of events addressing inequalities of access to Oxfordshire's public space.

Active Oxfordshire is delighted to launch a new series of events to bring multi-sector partners together and consider how we might address inequalities of access to our streets, parks and other public spaces to shape Oxfordshire as a happier and healthier place.

Register now for Building a Playful Oxfordshire: Thursday 23rd September 12-1pm

The series of events will begin on Thursday 23rd September with Tim Gill, a world-leading authority, and author of 'Urban Playground: How child-friendly planning and design can save cities' to reimagine an Oxfordshire where access to the built and natural environment enables all children to make use of their right to play, wherever they live and whatever their circumstances.

You can sign up to this free event here:

Building a Playful Oxfordshire

About the Build Back Fairer series

Access to public spaces has long been recognised to produce positive health, environmental, economic, and social outcomes for residents who can access them.

The COVID-19 pandemic made these benefits increasingly obvious, leading to increased use of our streets, parks, and other open spaces – even repurposing car parks – as places for people to gather, exercise, socialise and access services.

There has been a call to 'Build Back Better', but as with the unequal impact of Covid-19 on widening social, economic, environmental and health inequalities, Active Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire Liveable Streets, and other local partners are launching a 'Build Back Fairer' series of events which will take place over the next six months.

(The Build Back Fairer series is part of Active Oxfordshire's commitment to a Healthy Place Shaping approach – for more information on Healthy Place Shaping in Oxfordshire click here)

Upcoming Build Back Fairer events

Tickets will be available for the following sessions soon.

  • October Session - Addressing inequalities of access to public realm for people from ethnic minority backgrounds
  • November Session - Addressing inequalities of access to public realm for people with disabilities
  • January Session - Addressing inequalities of access to public realm for older people
  • February Session - Addressing inequalities of access to public realm for teenagers and young people
  • March Session - Addressing inequalities of access to public realm for women

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