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We campaign to prevent the loss of playable space

 

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We promote quality and choice in play provision

 

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We work to increase opportunities for children to play

 

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Recent publications (page 1 of 33)

It's difficult to think of an area of policy that does not somehow have an impact on play. Here are the latest publications from government, academic, research organisations and charities which relate to play in London.

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A Guide to Play Streets

by Fiona on December 17, 2014

Dec 2014 I London Play

Do you want your street to be friendlier and safer;  more sociable, happier, healthier? Of course you do! 


Young people need youth clubs

by Fiona on May 15, 2020

Youth and Policy I 15 May 2020

Universal youth work and other group activity including adventure playground provision are seen as the most appropriate response to young people’s needs according to reseach carried out in one London borough.


A Movement for Movement

by Fiona on January 25, 2019

Association of Play Industries I Jan 2019

This report addresses in particular the relationship between an increasingly screenbased, sedentary, reduced-sleep lifestyle and declining outdoor physical activity, and the implications for children’s physical and mental health outcomes. Although this is a complex relationship involving other lifestyle factors such as diet, it is an important yet under recognised relationship of growing concern to child health professionals. 

Read the full report here

 


Cities Alive

by Fiona on December 12, 2017

Designing for Urban Childhoods

December 2017 I Arup

The amount of time children spend playing outdoors, their ability to get around independently, and their level of contact with nature are strong indicators of how a city is performing, not just for children but for all generations of city dwellers. If cities fail to address the needs of children, they risk economic and cultural impacts as families move away. Through 40 global case studies, 14 recommended interventions and 15 actions for city leaders, developers and investors and built environment professionals, this report shows how we can create healthier and more inclusive, resilient and competitive cities for us to live, work and grow up in.

 


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