Where Children Play

‘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?

Child in the City London Seminar November 2017

Foundling Museum Play Symposium March 2017 

Where Do Children Play? Conference November 2016