Let’s build safe play spaces into our communities

23 January, 2017
Categories: Blog

I wholeheartedly agree that “children need plenty of self-directed outdoor play” (Screen-based lifestyle harms children’s health, Letters, 26 December). Children spend most of their lives at home, so the design of residential neighbourhoods is particularly crucial. Our research into how residents use external spaces near their homes reveals that where children play out for longer, independently, there is more social use by the rest of the community.  Full blog