Designing Child Friendly

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At Cities for Play we aim to inspire urbanists, planners and architects to create playful and child-friendly cities. We explore how the built environment can promote children's health and well-being with a focus on play and active mobility. We believe that children's needs should be at the heart of city design which will in turn create resilient and sustainable communities. 

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Designing Child Friendly High Density Neighbourhoods

Transforming our cities for the health, wellbeing and happiness of children

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Where do the children play?

Designing child-friendly compact cities

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All work, no play

Why child-blind cities

must change

 
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Designing Child Friendly Neighbourhoods

Designing Great Neighbourhoods: What do Children Think?

Earlier this year Cities for Play alongside Nature Play Qld conducted a children's workshop in Caboolture, Queensland, asking children how they can improve their neighbourhood. 

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LESSONS FROM

TOKYO

Even though Tokyo is a highly urbanised city, strategies has been put into place to ensure that children have vast opportunities to connect with nature and their communities. 

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LESSONS FROM

SINGAPORE

A well designed urban environment with direct access to good outdoor amenity, gives Singaporean citizens (both young and old) the ability to play and socialise as one community.

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LESSONS FROM

ANTWERP

As air pollution increases, putting children at risk, the City of Antwerp is taking serious measures to create a more child-friendly city.

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LESSONS FROM

HONG KONG

Where every inch of area is highly valued and open space rare, small pockets of playful spaces provide vital amenity for children in Hong Kong.

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LESSONS FROM

LONDON

With strict play policies embedded into planning guidelines, developers and architects are setting a higher benchmark for child-friendly urban residential developments. 

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EVENTS
Upcoming & Past Events
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PUBLIC SPACE DESIGN FORUM
CHILD IN THE CITY CONFERENCE, ANTWERP
CHILD FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURHOODS, HONG KONG
CITIES FOR PLAY, SINGAPORE

Natalia Krysiak (Cities for Play) will be part of a panel discussion at the Public Space Design Forum in November 2019. She will be discussing her research around child-friendly high density neighbourhoods.

More Information

Natalia Krysiak (Cities for Play) spoke at the 2019 Child in the City Conference in Antwerp, Belgium. She presentation explore her research in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo around child-friendly neighbourhoods. 

Cities for Play ran a forum at the the University of Hong Kong, discussing with students what elements and interventions within a city might contribute to the health and well-being of children 

Cities for Play ran a forum at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities in Singapore on the topic of child-friendly high density neighbourhoods and lessons learned from Singapore to Australia

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INTERNATIONAL URBAN DESIGN CONFERENCE, SYDNEY
CHILDREN IN THE CITY, SYDNEY
SYDNEY DESIGN FESTIVAL
A PLAYFUL CITY,
MELBOURNE

Natalia Krysiak (Cities for Play) spoke at the International Urban Design Conference on her research surrounding child-friendly cities.

The 'Children in the City' forum was organised with 'Urbanistas' in Sydney where three speakers: Kate Bishop (UNSW), Tanya Vincent (PlayYard Pilot) and Natalia Krysiak (Cities for Play) came together to discuss the importance of designing cities for children. 

'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' 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.

 

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