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Webinar: Beyond youth shelters: Planning and designing spaces for teens





Explore Play Wales

5 May 2022
9.30am – 12.00pm

FREE event

Teenagers continue to tell us that being outdoors is important to them – they value having places to play and spend time relaxing with friends.

Yet, when planning and designing public space and designated play and recreation places, the needs of older children to play out, meet friends and get about are often overlooked or given little consideration.

Play Wales is hosting this seminar to share good practice regarding the planning and designing of spaces with teenagers in mind. There will be an emphasis on putting policy into practice.

Speakers include:

  • Tim Gill – author of Urban Playground: How child-friendly planning and design can save cities
  • Claire Edwards – social, place and play researcher and consultant on public space and the built environment
  • Make Space for Girls – an organisation using research, consultation, engagement and education to advocate for parks and public spaces that are welcoming to teenage girls
  • Phil Doyle – play space designer and consultant and a joint author of the Design for Play guide
  • Dr Mike Shooter – Chair of Play Wales and retired Consultant Child Psychiatrist.

This seminar is aimed at: town planners, planning authorities, urban designers and planners, architects, developers, housing associations, parks managers, health and safety officers, town and community councils, play officers, youth workers.

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