Cities for Play is created and run by Natalia Krysiak, who is an architect practicing in Sydney, Australia. Connect with Natalia on twitter or send a message in the contact page.

Cities for Play

About Us

At Cities for Play we aim to explore the ways in which we can design cities and built environments which promote children’s health and wellbeing. With a focus on children’s play and independent active mobility, we inspire designers, planners and architects to create playful and child-friendly cities.


Upcoming & Past Events


Urbanity 2017, Brisbane

We were part of the 2017 Urbanity conference in Brisbane, presenting on the topic of child-friendly cities.


2017 Next City Conference, Newcastle

Founder of Cities for Play, Natalia Krysiak was invited to partake in a week long conference ‘Next City’ Vanguard in 2017. As part of the event she spoke about why playful cities are resilient cities.


Sydney Design Festival

‘Where do the Children Play’ event was hosted by the NSW Institute of Architects as part of the 2018 Sydney Design Festival. Natalia Krysiak was one of the speakers at this event presenting on her research surrounding child-friendly cities.


A Playful City, Melbourne

‘A Playful City’ event was organised by the Women’s Planning Network in association with Parlour. We had the opportunity to partake in this event, leading the discussion around the benefits of playful and child-friendly cities.


Children in the City, Sydney

As part of an ‘Urbanistas’ event, Natalia Krysiak from Cities for Play spoke about the importance of considering children in urban design and planning of our cities.


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We would love to hear your thoughts, ideas and suggestions on how to make cities more playful and child-friendly!