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Kids exploring risky play in the city

Young Explorers is a series of two-minute films that visually examines what happens when you allow toddlers to explore a city completely alone. Jacob Krupnick, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and photographer is behind the project. Krupnick’s work incorporates movement and...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo
CC Flickr: Brisbane City Council

Designing a play space for everyone

Antonio Malkusak, has 27 years of experience in the play and playground industry and is considered one of the leading experts on inclusive play environment design. In this article for Child in the City, he...Read more
|Comment|author: Antonio Malkusak

Transforming everyday urban spaces into playgrounds

Urban Thinkscape provides children from low-income families with mental stimulation by embedding play and learning opportunities in public spaces. A group of psychologists, architects and educators are behind the project. Based in Philadelphia, Urban Thinkspace creatively...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

Pixelating our playgrounds

As parents, consumers, and citizens, how should we respond to the rise of digital technology in our parks? Children’s playgrounds are becoming increasingly digitised through the ubiquity of mobile devices and interactive games. Anyone with a...Read more
|Comment|author: Linda McSweeny

10 features of the playful city

In this final part of his article on the importance of government policy for children’s play, Adrian Voce sets out ten changes that could be achieved by the cross-departmental, multi-level approach, embodied by the short-lived...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce