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"A city without fear": Children dream of a life in post-pandemic cities

Author Marta Briones asks us to consider, "The Covid-19 pandemic brought urban life to a halt and turned children’s lives upside-down overnight. Across the world, children no longer had lessons or physical contact with their friends, and could not play or exercise outdoor. Strict lockdowns and mobility restrictions have shown the importance of more and better public spaces in our cities."

The Metropolis Through Children’s Eyes initiative was launched by Metropolis, World Association of the Major Metropolises, to convey children’s opinions, experiences and suggestions – expressed through drawings – to local and regional governments across their network.

https://cities4children.org/blog/a-city-without-fear-children-dream-of-life-in-post-pandemic-cities/

 

Source: Cities 4 Children - Global Alliance November 2021

"A city without fear": Children dream of a life in post-pandemic cities

Author Marta Briones asks us to consider, "The Covid-19 pandemic brought urban life to a halt and turned children’s lives upside-down overnight. Across the world, children no longer had lessons or physical contact with their friends, and could not play or exercise outdoor. Strict lockdowns and mobility restrictions have shown the importance of more and better public spaces in our cities."

The Metropolis Through Children’s Eyes initiative was launched to convey children’s opinions, experiences and suggestions – expressed through drawings – to local and regional governments across their network.

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Source: Cities 4 Children - Global Alliance November 2021

Playful Learning Landscapes metrics framework

“The truth is that the vast majority of urban planning decisions and projects take no account of their potential impact on children and make no effort to seek children’s views…All too often, this is down to a simple lack of respect for children’s rights or abilities,” writes Tim Gill in his recent book “Urban Playground.”

Source: The Brookings Institution November 2021

Weighing up risks and benefits in children’s play

Weighing up risks and benefits in children’s play - Why a balanced approach is needed and what it looks like

Authored by Tim Gill for Play Wales. 

Source: Play Wales and Tim Gill November 2021

Prof David Eager - Natural and loose-fill impact attenuating surfaces

In this session David presented some of his 25 years of research into the testing of sand and bark suitable for use as IAS within children’s playgrounds. He gave practical tips on what to look out for when choosing suitable IAS sand and bark.

Source: OLS Playground Standards Session 04 November 2021

Family Care in the time of Coronavirus

Four updates for families and carers from Grandparents Victoria and Kinship Carers Victoria.

  1. Consent and COVID-19 vaccinations.
  2. Important COVID-19 vaccination information.
  3. COVID-19 cases and deaths in Australia by gender and age.
  4. COVID-19: Which countries are vaccinating children?
Source: Grandparents Victoria and Kinship Carers Victoria 17/09/21

Physical Activity 2021 - The Lancet

Ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, The Lancet launches its third Series on physical activity, which extends our knowledge base from previous Series’ (2012 and 2016) on the importance of regular physical activity and sport to our health and wellbeing. In the past decade, not enough progress has been made to improve physical activity worldwide, with adolescents and people living with disabilities (PLWD) among the least likely populations to have the support needed to meet WHO’s physical activity guidelines.

Read The Lancet here.

 

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Play Today eNews 14 September 2021

Gardens For The Senses

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The Horticultural Therapy Assoc - eNews July 2021

PASA Winter Newsletter 2021

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Play Australia (South Australia)

Empowerment and participation: A guide for organisations working with children and young people

Empowerment and participation:
A guide for organisations working with children and young people

This guide is designed to assist adults to empower and involve children and young people in their organisation, in line with the Child Safe Standards. It contains advice, tools and tips.

https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/ArticleDocuments/838/Empowerment-an…

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Office of the Children's Guardian NSW Government 2021

A Guide to Establishing a Children and Young People’s Advisory Group

A Guide to Establishing a Children and Young People’s Advisory Group

ACYP regularly provides advice to organisations on how to meaningfully and effectively involve children and young people in their decision making processes. This guide has been developed to highlight the value and benefits of embedding children and young people’s voices and outlines how to successfully establish a children and young people’s advisory group.

https://www.acyp.nsw.gov.au/a-guide-to-establishing-a-children-and-youn…

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ACYP 2021

Kids Co-designing Healthy Places

Kids Co-designing Healthy Places is a Monash University project supported by VicHealth. The project supports councils and schools to engage with kids to co-design healthier places. It focuses on the things in our neighbourhoods that impact healthy eating and being active.

https://kidscodesigninghealthyplaces.com.au/

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Monash University and VicHealth 2021