In this first of a two-part reflection on a key theme of Child in the City, Rotterdam 2017, Karine van ’t Land describes one of two seemingly opposing approaches to children’s participation presented at the seminar. If a city becomes child friendly, everyone wins. This was the key message of the international seminar on Urban Planning and Children, organised by The...Read more
|Comment|author: Karine Van 't Land

Look back in play – part 2

Landscape architect Maisie Rowe continues her journey into the memories of a rich childhood spent on an adventure playground in inner London’s Camden Square, vividly revived by the discovered photographs of her playworker, Abdul Chowdry. In...Read more
|Comment|author: Maisie Rowe

Look back in play – part 1

Uncovering a stash of unseen photographs took landscape architect Maisie Rowe back to her childhood – and forward to a meditation on the importance of spaces for play. Over four parts, she tells the story...Read more
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How to talk to parents about ‘risky play’

The term ‘risky play’ has become a banner for the movement to allow children more freedom to play within environments that meet their need to be adventurous, challenge themselves and learn how to navigate the world rather...Read more
|Comment|author: Mariana Brussoni