When randomly violent things happen in places that are familiar to children, their fear and anxiety can be very real, even if they do not mention it. After the shocking events in central London this week, Nicky Cox CBE, editor of the dedicated children’s news media, First News, offered this advice to parents, which may also be useful to those working with children. Don’t...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Building the case for child friendly cities

The writer and consultant Tim Gill has announced a new research project to explore the factors at work in policymaking for more child-friendly urban environments. In this article he describes the project, the issues it...Read more
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London launches healthy streets plan

The Mayor of London has launched a new long-term plan, with ambitions to make London one of the best cities in the world for walking and cycling. Adrian Voce reports. At a special conference on 17...Read more
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Scottish Parliament debates national play charter

The Scottish Parliament has debated the country’s first Play Charter, developed and promoted by Play Scotland, the national play charity. Adrian Voce reports. A motion to support Scotland’s first Play Charter, developed by Play Scotland, was...Read more
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London Mayor calls for school car ban

The Mayor of London has called for cars to be banned from roads near schools in order to reduce air pollution. Adrian Voce reports. The Mayor of London, Labour’s Sadiq Khan, has called for cars to be...Read more
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Public portraits capture mystery of French youth

A public exhibition of large-scale photographs spread across five major railway stations aims to convey the hidden essence of the young people of France. Darijana Hahn reviews the results. In October 2016 several photographers were chosen...Read more
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Building playful cities, the Dutch way

In these edited extracts from their new case study of the Dutch approach to playable urban design, the Scottish community architects, City for Play, explore how public investment in cycling and playgrounds, along with innovative residential...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Planting trees with children

Arbor Day is an opportunity to engage children in the importance of trees, both for for human life now, and the future of a habitable planet. Peter Pakke writes how planting trees with children can also be...Read more
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Freiburg’s streets for children

Freiburg in Germany was facing an exodus of young families, until it rose to the challenge of making its streets more playable for children … without bankrupting the city! Ann-Kathrin Schöll explains. At the beginning of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce