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10 Good Reasons for Playing Outside 10Oct

10 Good Reasons for Playing Outside

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10 Good Reasons for Playing Out UK’s Play England have set up their Playing Out campaign – a campaign to encourage children to play in the streets and outdoors more often.  Here is their 10 Good Reasons why this is important. Children need to play. It is vital for their physical and emotional development and[…..]

Neighbourhood foot paths as parks 03Oct

Neighbourhood foot paths as parks

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FootParks by Angela Wright, Principal Advisor Open Space Planning, Redland City Council, Queensland All about FootParks Urban Parkland advocates worldwide struggle to obtain new green space for ever increasing communities, arguing for a precious parcel here and an irreplaceable hectare there. Redland City Council is already a leader in acquiring urban parkland and conservation areas[…..]

Child Friendly Cities Meeting Children and Young People’s needs through Design 18Sep

Child Friendly Cities Meeting Children and Young People’s needs through Design

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Based on research by Stephanie Wyeth, Urbis An outline of key messages for designers to improve how we create built environments for children. Key messages Children and Young people are amazing Our cities have increasingly become places that do not always welcome children and young people Designers and Planners need to build on the positives[…..]

Urban Jungle: Making cities healthy places for Australians with neurodiversity 01Jul

Urban Jungle: Making cities healthy places for Australians with neurodiversity

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Research led by  Associate Professor Kathi Holt­ Damant, Dr Mirko Guaralda, and Associate Professor Barbara Adkins;  Queensland University of Technology. Abstract: Our cities are designed to gather for the needs of the average person. While urban design takes into consideration most evident forms of differences (for example, vision and mobility), a strategy to promote a[…..]