Creators of unusual play initiatives in cities in Michigan and New York states are hoping to benefit from a series of grants worth $1 million US dollars. The funding is being provided through the Play Everywhere Challenge, which was jointly held by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit child campaigning body, and the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation’s Built to Play initiative. It was designed...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Manifesto for a playful city

‘Seventy per cent of the world’s population will be living in urban areas by the middle of this century’ (Klanten and Hubner, 2010:2). As cities continue to get more populated, more and more strain will...Read more
|Comment|author: Carma Masson

Finnish cities to trial free early years education

The Finnish capital Helsinki is among 19 cities nationwide set to trial the provision of free early years education for five-year-olds. An experiment by Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture will shortly begin providing 20 hours...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

EU Access City Award 2019 up for grabs

European cities working to improve quality of life for all citizens can apply for the Access City Award 2019.  The European Union (EU) award is designed to recognise and celebrate a city’s willingness, ability and efforts...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Weedy

Who is left behind under the new child care subsidy?

Australian families are increasingly relying on childcare but a change in policy may leave those who need it most locked out. The latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey reveals Australians are...Read more
|Comment|author: Professor Guyonne Kalb, Dr Inga Lass and Dr Anna Zhu, University of Melbourne