May 17, 2016

Why kids getting access to play in our neighbourhoods is important to our sense of community

Last week I applied for a travelling fellowship to do further research and study overseas in the area of Street […]
February 3, 2016

What really is Australia’s ‘Best Playground’ and is it important?

I was dismayed to come across while doing research yesterday a new competition on the Australia Institute of Landscape Architect’s […]
January 29, 2016

State of Play in 2016

The beginning of the new year is always a time to ponder is it not? We have a little more […]
March 14, 2015

Returning Royal Park to the community and the importance of public ownership

A new playspace has opened up in the heart of Melbourne’s city and on much loved ground……the historic Royal Park […]
March 14, 2015

Not an i-pad in sight

Last weekend  I experienced an event that restored a great deal of faith in me in the future of play […]
January 10, 2015

Are playgrounds designed for adults or kids?

As I was researching for ‘How To Grow A Playspace’, a wise colleague pointed me in the direction of an […]
November 28, 2014

Mindfulness about Adult Decisions on Children’s Matters

Over the past few days Australia has been in mourning. A young, healthy and talented cricketer by the name of […]
October 16, 2014

Beyond the Bubble Wrap – New research findings from VicHealth

VicHealth have today announced the release of their new research report Beyond the Bubble Wrap; Understanding parents fears in allowing their […]
September 30, 2014

A new urban ‘National Park’ in London…a good idea?

Its a novel idea, but one that I think has interesting legs. When we think of ‘national park’ we conjure […]
September 20, 2014

Contested ‘Public Space’ – Skaters win in London

I have just been reading this morning an article in London’s ‘Guardian’ newspaper about plans for the re-development of Southbank’s […]