At the UK general election last month, 16 and 17-year olds were yet again denied the right to vote. In this special guest blog Tommy Peto, from the University of Oxford, argues why it’s time to lower the voting age to 16. In 2014, around 100,000 16 and 17-year-olds cast votes in the Scottish Independence referendum. Yet, in 2016, 16 and...Read more
|Comment|author: Tommy Peto

iVamos Afuera! – taking it outside in California

In this second part of their article about revisioning outdoor space as places of belonging, Jordin Simons and Victoria Derr explore one approach to building community connections to parks through a statewide initiative to engage children...Read more
|Comment|author: Victoria Derr

Value beyond money – part 2

In this second part of her essay about the unique contribution of children’s charities, Kathy Evans calls on policymakers to recognise the true worth of the voluntary sector, and to embrace different and more appropriate models of...Read more
|Comment|author: Kathy Evans

Value beyond money

Since the industrial revolution and before, some of the most vulnerable children of the world’s cities have been supported, cared for and championed by voluntary-managed organisations that complement and sometimes challenge the role of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Kathy Evans

Supporting play for children in crisis

The International Play Association (IPA) has published a report of its work to support access to play opportunities for children living in crisis. Adrian Voce reports. The IPA World Conference in Istanbul 2014 agreed to undertake...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

Play policy push in South Africa

On 31 May 2017, the national play advocacy body, A Chance to Play Southern Africa (ACTPSA) launched its new campaigning document, The Child’s Right to Play: a policy brief for South Africa, in Johannesburg. Adrian Voce reports on...Read more
|Comment|author: Adrian Voce

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