Cities increasingly become more and more concrete areas, lacking green areas like parks and playgrounds. At the same time, children are increasingly addicted to screens instead of playing outside. How can we make cities nice and safe places for children and motivate them to go outside again? Would you like to be part of a global gathering that addresses these issues...Read more
|Comment|author: Kim de Vos

The introvert playground

An educational art and design-initiative named, ‘A secret club’ build playgrounds that keep the introvert in mind. The goal is to pique the user’s imagination. Because if play takes place inside your head, everything is a playground. ...Read more
|Comment|author: Kenn Munk

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