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