The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s announcement of a limited pollution charge for some drivers in central London has received a mixed response from children’s health campaigners, reports Adrian Voce The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has announced what he says will be “the toughest emission standard of any major city”, to combat the city’s high levels of pollution. From October 2017,...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

New book celebrates American play movement

A new book published by the Alliance for Childhood documents the steady rise of the free play movement in North America Projects, initiatives and advocacy for children’s play is on the rise across the North American...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Bringing cities alive for children

The big UK-based planning and design consultants, Arup held a specialist workshop on 15 February on the theme of child-friendly cities. Adrian Voce reports. An invited group of around 50 professionals including planners, architects, landscape architects...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Everything to play for

Introducing more play space to cities can help tackle health, societal and environment issues, says Samuel Williams of the planning and design specialists, Arup. We need to take play seriously. We need to take play seriously...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Subjectifying the child friendly city

In his keynote address to Child in the City 2016, in Ghent, social work lecturer and urbanist Sven De Visscher asked the most fundamental question of all for this movement: what is it that makes a city...Read more
|Comment|author: Sven De Visscher

Scottish children ‘play on pedals’

Play on Pedals, a national partnership project in Scotland that aimed to give every preschool child in Glasgow, the country’s largest city, the opportunity to learn to ride a bike before starting school, has published its...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

TED Talks feature play as a theme

The high profile lecture series, TED Talks has compiled a ‘playlist’ of its talks that feature different aspects of play. The talks featured on the TED website cover research into the play of adults, humans and different...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce