Book: Designing Child-Friendly High Density Neighbourhoods
Transforming our cities for the health, wellbeing and happiness of children.
100% of profit from the sale of the physical books will be donated to Playground Ideas, a non-profit organization that supports anyone, anywhere to build a stimulating space for play using only local materials, tools, and skills.
In 2020 Playground Ideas reached an amazing milestone, having impacted over 2 million children in 143 countries. With your help, by purchasing one of these books, we are hoping to raise enough money to impact another 1200 children!
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Publisher: Cities for Play, funded by the Winston Churchill Foundation
Format: Softcover, 120 pages, 170x240 mm
Book Description: Given the significant benefits of play on children’s health and wellbeing, the design of residential neighbourhoods should begin with the question: How can we provide children with opportunities to freely play outdoors, walk independently, and feel a sense of belonging and ownership within their neighbourhoods?
This publication is a compilation of global best practice for designing child-friendly neighbourhoods, collected through an 10-week journey across the globe which the author Natalia Krysiak undertook as part of a Winston Churchill Fellowship. The book explores design interventions and planning policies from cities such as Tokyo, Singapore, London, Antwerp and Vancouver which aim to improve liveability for children by creating more playful urban environments. Rich with visual imagery and global insights, the book makes the case for designing playful cities which provide our youngest residents with diverse play experiences and meaningful connections to nature and community life.