Launched on 27 April at the national Place Alliance Big Meet 7 at UCL London, Generation Place demonstrates the importance of educating young people about place and the built environment. Nurturing the UK’s future professionals and citizens, the newly formed initiative seeks to inspire the next generation of creative place-makers who will make the kinds of places where people thrive. Instigated by the architecture...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Online tool supports ‘risky play’

A free online tool, developed by the University of British Columbia, to encourage parents to allow their children to take part in ‘risky’ outdoor play is now live. Adrian Voce reports. A tool to encourage and...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Child friendly Leeds

Inspired by the UNICEF Child Friendly City initiative, one of England’s biggest cities is committed to becoming also the best in the country for children. Andy Lloyd, of Leeds children’s services department explains how. Leeds is the...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Adrift in the city without a map

For the child living with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), the urban landscape can be an alienating, frightening environment. Keith McAllister and Neil Galway of Queen’s University, Belfast, argue that planners and architects must rise to...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Fight for iconic Mexican playground

A unique 50-year old playground in Guadalajara, Mexico is under threat of closure. Playgroundology’s Alex Smith thinks this would be a tragedy, and here describes the campaign to keep it open. Public playspaces are joyful places. They’re filled with laughter,...Read more
|Comment|author: Alex Smith

New report links children’s mental health to climate change

A new research report has found links between rising incidences of natural disasters related to climate change and mental health problems in the populations affected, including, particularly, children and young people. Victoria Derr reports. Around the globe, children and families are...Read more
|Comment|author: Victoria Derr

Eurochild adopts participation strategy

Eurochild’s general assembly in Brussels has adopted a new strategy for children’s participation, which it says will help to put children’s rights at the heart of Europe. Adrian Voce reports Eurochild, the network that ‘works for and...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

What has the EU ever done for children?

In the wake of the UK government’s triggering of article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, thereby formally beginning the process that will lead to Britain’s exit from the European Union, and in the light of...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce