MASTERPLANNING | PLAY SUFFICIENCY ANALYSIS & STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
Drawing on our combined experience in Architecture, Planning and Childhood Play we have prepared a method of Child Friendly Planning through a process of Play Sufficiency Analysis and Strategy Development. This is a positive offer to Local Authorities and their Community Planning Partnerships, Housing Associations and other organisations to collect, collate and exhibit the views and aspirations of local children and young people while delivering ‘point in time’ benefits of active play and learning. In doing so, we can deliver improved, more child-centric, strategies for play provision and 'independant movement' in public spaces.
Our vision is to enrich communities/cities through play, through a triad of innovative design, play intelligence and participatory practice.
A play sufficiency approach means providing children and whole communities with sufficient play opportunities in terms of both quantity and quality. At The City of Play, we believe this is best addressed by creating more playful, child-friendly environments.
Children and young people have a significant and particularly relevant contribution to make to deciding the future of our places. As such,we actively involve children in the assessment process in the recognition that it is their right (UNCRC art.12) and that they too are experts in their local environment, and in their own play.
We make informed decisions by hosting discussions with the community; prototyping changes with our 'Pop-Up Playscapes'; and by co-producing experiential maps through workshops with local school pupils.
The accompanying document (right) further details the service we offer in this area.
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