Fact Sheet

Awareness Raising and Engaging High School Students in Transforming Trans Semarang BRT-Indonesia

2018-01

Public Participation in Urban Planning is broadly acknowledged and
there has been a shift in planning and decision-making by involving
stakeholders, aimed at children and youth participation at the local
level. UNICEF defines a Child Friendly City as a “local system of good
governance committed to fulfilling children’s rights. It is a city where
the voices, needs, priorities and rights of children are an integral part
of public policy, program and decision. It is, as a result, a city that is fit
for all”. A child and youth friendly city guarantees the right of all
young citizens to: (a) influence decisions about their city; (b) express
their opinion on the city they want; (c) participate in community and
social life; (d) be able to walk safely on the streets on their own; (e)
meet friends and play. To express the young generation’s opinion on
the city they want, engagement in the community can be pivotal in
their lives. The community influences the development of young
generations, and in return the actions of young people have an impact
on their community.