On 31 May 2017, the national play advocacy body, A Chance to Play Southern Africa (ACTPSA) launched its new campaigning document, The Child’s Right to Play: a policy brief for South Africa, in Johannesburg. Adrian Voce reports on the document’s launch, and on what it aims to achieve. ‘Play is essential to children’s holistic development and wellbeing, yet children in Southern Africa are being deprived...Read more
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Would you let your child cycle here?

In this extract of an article in the Guardian by Klaus Bondam of the Danish Cyclists’ Federation, he argues that this is the question that all urban planners should be asked. “I love to cycle. I’ve got no clue...Read more
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“Develop, nurture, encourage”

In this third in our series of interviews with speakers at our forthcoming international seminar on urban planning an children, Willem van Vliet highlights the importance of the planning community engaging with stakeholders, including children and young people, beyond their professional sector. What in...Read more
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“Legibility and ease of movement”

In this second in our series of interviews ahead of the forthcoming Child in the City international seminar on urban planning and children, keynote speaker Ken Worpole suggests that modern towns and cities need to prioritise pedestrian schemes;...Read more
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‘Opening doors for Europe’s children’

An alliance of national and international NGOs across Europe is calling for an ‘end to the era of institutional care in Europe’. They want major reform of children’s care services, the ‘deinstitutionalisation’ of child protection and...Read more
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Popping-up for adventure play in Canada

The UK-based charity, Pop-Up Adventure Play has announced that it is heading to Canada for a series of workshops and play support sessions ahead of this September’s Triennial world conference of the International Play Association...Read more
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