‘Where Do Children Play?’ is a question for anyone making decisions which affect children. Children need play to develop as sustainable human beings: do planning and policy decisions in urban development take into account the real needs of children? Do they give children physical and conceptual space? Is the voice of children heard?
Traditional housing is being replaced with high rise developments throughout London. The flats are too expensive for most people, especially families, to move into and they are anyway unsuitable for children to grow up in. The natural green space and play spaces are being eroded. As a consequence, families are being pushed out of central London and communities are being destroyed. What can we do to encourage a more enlightened approach to creating city spaces for children to grow up in?
Playful Childhoods aims to help parents, carers grandparents and community groups give children plenty of good opportunities to play.
What Makes a City Child Friendly? Examination of a Deptford development
Foundling Museum Play Symposium March 2017 The Value of Investing in our Children