The Child in the City International Seminar in London about Children’s Play in the Urban Environment earlier this month was very inspirational. Did you miss this event? We are happy to announce that all plenary sessions have been recorded and are now available to watch via the webinar replay. We hope you find the sessions very interesting and that they inspire...Read more
|Comment|author: Bart Pals

A new beginning for playwork?

The world’s only professor of playwork, Fraser Brown of Leeds Beckett University, welcomed the launch of the new Playwork Foundation at a special event in London last week. Adrian Voce, who also spoke at the...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

The risk-benefit equation of challenging playgrounds

Over-protective attitudes to risk and safety can lead to the real long-term risks arising from inactivity in children. Playground designers, says Jeanette Fich Jespersen of the KOMPAN Play Institute, must resist risk averse pressures and...Read more
|Comment|author: Jeanette Fich Jespersen

Potential space? Play, parents and streets

In these reflections on this week’s Child in the City International Seminar in London, researcher Alison Stenning asks what playable neighbourhood space means for parents and other adults. She invokes the great play scholar Donald Winnicott in suggesting that...Read more
|3 comments|author: Alison Stenning

Play sufficiency is a question of spatial justice

Wales is the first country in the world to legislate specifically for children’s play. In this latest in our series of interviews to coincide with today’s conference on Children’s Play in the Urban Environment, Mike Barclay and Ben...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce