Built environment

New research highlights impact of street play

Two new reports highlight both the public health and the wider social benefits of children playing out in the streets where they live. Adrian Voce reports. New research, evaluating a three-year scheme funded by the UK...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

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
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Spatial stories of Dublin’s youth

During winter and spring of this year, a Dublin-based group of young people aged 16 and 17 came together to explore and share their everyday experiences of public space. Researcher Jackie Bourke takes up the...Read more
|Comment|author: Jackie Bourke

Inspiring young place-makers

Launched on 27 April at the national Place Alliance Big Meet 7 at UCL London, Generation Place demonstrates the importance of educating young people about place and the built environment. Nurturing the UK’s future professionals and citizens, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Adrift in the city without a map

For the child living with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), the urban landscape can be an alienating, frightening environment. Keith McAllister and Neil Galway of Queen’s University, Belfast, argue that planners and architects must rise to...Read more
|Comment|author: Keith Mcallister

London launches healthy streets plan

The Mayor of London has launched a new long-term plan, with ambitions to make London one of the best cities in the world for walking and cycling. Adrian Voce reports. At a special conference on 17...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

London Mayor calls for school car ban

The Mayor of London has called for cars to be banned from roads near schools in order to reduce air pollution. Adrian Voce reports. The Mayor of London, Labour’s Sadiq Khan, has called for cars to be...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Freiburg’s streets for children

Freiburg in Germany was facing an exodus of young families, until it rose to the challenge of making its streets more playable for children … without bankrupting the city! Ann-Kathrin Schöll explains. At the beginning of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Ann-Kathrin Schöll