Urban planning

Parks as sites for belonging

Parks are vital spaces for children’s play and sense of place, as well as being important spaces for the health and restoration of the whole community. But a recent study of ethnic minorities (Das et al....Read more
|Comment|author: Victoria Derr

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

“Develop, nurture, encourage”

In this third in our series of interviews with speakers at our forthcoming international seminar on urban planning an children, Willem van Vliet highlights the importance of the planning community engaging with stakeholders, including children and young people, beyond their professional sector. What in...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

“Legibility and ease of movement”

In this second in our series of interviews ahead of the forthcoming Child in the City international seminar on urban planning and children, keynote speaker Ken Worpole suggests that modern towns and cities need to prioritise pedestrian schemes;...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

Co-creating space to support young people’s rights

A practice-led research project to include young people in the creation of a public space in Wrexham town centre, North Wales, demonstrates their capacity to participate in the design process and to provide ideas to inform town planning. Research undertaken in Wrexham, North Wales, in response...Read more
|Comment|author: Claire Edwards

Five steps to ensure children’s rights in planning

The Scottish planning system is soon to undergo reform following an independent review. The proposals under discussion suggest an increasing recognition that children are often excluded from considerations of place. Here, Dr Jenny Wood, of Heriot Watt University,...Read more
|Comment|author: Jenny Wood

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