We're proud to announce the launch of the Real Play City Challenge – an international project to create awareness, share knowledge and find innovative ideas to implement a child-responsive design in public spaces....
Play is in a state of silent emergency, and no where is this more true than within our cities. Many urban environments lack a city-wide strategy on play, despite play being a critical part of children’s development and learning.
Following on from the findings in our Reclaiming Play in Cities Report, we want to galvanise local governments, decision-makers and policy-makers to take a more strategic approach to incorporating learning through play principles in city design and planning.
We want to use creativity and research to help fill in the play gaps and co-create city-wide play initiatives. The Real Play City Challenge invites cities that are interested in implementing a child-friendly urban planning strategy to express their desire for running a pilot project.
City-makers, urban planners, place-makers, architects, activists, or any citizen interested in play and its benefits for society, are invited to submit their interested in implementing a child-friendly urban planning strategy to express their desire for running a pilot project. to realplaycoalition.com/application. Local governments and city-makers committed to this process will receive advice from international experts and together with local partners, we will co-create a city-wide strategy to implement child-friendly design in the urban planning process.