Resources


Playscapes Forum, redux!

There’s a new way to interact with Playscapes…over on Facebook Sarah has started a new Playscapes open group page for dialog - Read the rest...

The Overprotected Kid, Hanna Rosin,...

See also Hanna Rosin’s piece on parental fear in the Atlantic, which delves into the origins of playground litigation in the - Read the rest...

Lost in their Own City, February 12...

‘Lost in Their Own City: Children and the Environment in 1970s Britain’ Matthew Thomson (Warwick) discusses his research into the landscape - Read the rest...

Journal of Playwork Practice

The newly launched Journal of Playwork Practice is calling for papers: — chronological/thematic development of adventure playgrounds — analysis of local, - Read the rest...

Extraordinary Playscapes at Design ...

I’m really pleased to announce that I’ll be the guest curator for Design Museum Boston‘s Extraordinary Playscapes exhibit, slated for - Read the rest...

Is Narcissism increasing because Play is decreasing? I don’t think so, but the article at Psychology Today is thought-provoking. Note the - Read the rest...

Playground Risk and Kramer vs. Kram...

When I was in NYC last month, I was honored to be part of a round-table discussion on the topic - Read the rest...

On Becoming a Playground Designer: ...

Dear readers, It’s the time of year when I go around delivering microscopes to elementary schools in my home state - Read the rest...

Consulting Children in Playground D...

[Image from a delightful review of the playgrounds of Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries…note the lack of railings!] I’m pretty fed up - Read the rest...

MoMA Playground Symposium talks are...

  And speaking of MoMA, I’ve been remiss in letting you know that all the talks from the Playground Symposium, - Read the rest...

Playgrounds at MoMA's Century of th...

The MoMA playground symposium is now sold out, but if you can’t be with us take a look at the - Read the rest...

Play Local - an article you can rep...

As Playscapes approaches 500 posts, I know that the amount of information here is getting unwieldy, especially for new visitors - Read the rest...

The Social Life of Small Urban Spac...

William H. Whyte – Social Life of Small Urban Places from Robin van Emden on Vimeo. William H. Whyte’s film - Read the rest...

Host a Children's Playground Worksh...

One of the greatest things about writing the blog is hearing from those of you who are making new playscapes, - Read the rest...

The Playscape Chronicles of Frode S...

Sometimes I get asked where the best playgrounds in the world are. Hands down they’re in the countries of northern - Read the rest...

Handcrafted Playgrounds by Paul Fri...

Also in the spirit of encouraging you to make your own playscapes, I’m pleased to announce the second title in - Read the rest...

DIY Playground #2: 'PlayHive' Playh...

Austin, Texas based design studio thoughtbarn constructed an artful playhouse based on a beehive for a wildfire benefit in their - Read the rest...

DIY Playground #1: Terrain and Plan...

If you only have the time or budget to do one thing for play, make a hill. A simple pile - Read the rest...

Rainwater on the Playground - Makin...

Learning through Landscapes also produced an insightful report on the Berlin schoolyards, with many great images, including those above. There’s - Read the rest...

Natural Playground Inspiration from...

Two lengthy, but excellent videos from SchoolGrounds UK, a part of UK charity Learning through Landscapes, which promotes outdoor learning - Read the rest...

Planning for Play by Lady Allen Hur...

A couple of Christmases ago, I posted a list of Vintage Playground Books as potential gifts for the playground-obsessed. Since - Read the rest...