In the modern city it is hard for children to find a place to play

It has never been harder for children and young people in the modern city to find somewhere to play or meet with their friends, due to the seemingly ever-growing dominance of traffic and commerce, the increasing urban populations, the economic pressures on public space and austerity policies leading to the closure of many playgrounds and youth clubs.

On 6-7 November 2017 the second Child in the City International Seminar (London, UK) will focus on these emerging issues by addressing the theme ‘Children’s Play in the Urban Environment‘. The seminar will look at the latest research on children’s play and young people’s culture and its relationship to health and wellbeing trends.


Already confirmed speakers for the event are the children’s geographer Peter Kraftl from the University of Birmingham, Sukanya Krishnamurthy from Eindhoven University of Technology and Mike Barclay and Ben Tawil from the University of Wrexham who will talk about their work supporting the pioneering Play Sufficiency Duty in Wales. 

Who attends?

The international seminar will bring together play workers, city planners, landscape architects and policymakers, along with researchers, academics and advocates.

For more information about the international seminar, you can go to the conference website.

We are looking forward seeing you in London!

Author: Kim de Vos

Kim de Vos is Project Manager Events at ProMedia Europoint. Amongst others she is the project manager involved at Child in the City.

1 comment op “In the modern city it is hard for children to find a place to play”

Jan Cosgrove|25.10.17|08:13

The role of the parked car, its owners theft of neighbourhood informal play space :

???? 3/4 million acres UK?

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