This page has links to organisations, projects, campaigns, blogs and articles about childhood, play, cities, streets, shared public space and other topics related to street play.
Play England Projects and campaigns around street play and play more broadly.
Play Wales and street play Encouragement for street play in Wales
London Play and street play Developing Play Streets in the capital
Hackney Play Association Supporting street play across the borough through the Hackney Play Streets project
Streets Alive National group promoting street parties and building neighbourliness and community spirit
Living Streets National charity working to make the streets where we live and work safe, attractive, enjoyable spaces
Open Streets Cape Town Campaigns, temporary interventions, dialogue and actions that spark debate and awareness about the role of streets in the life of Cape Town, South Africa.
Projects, Campaigns and Movements:
Playday (UK) National day for play across the UK every August: campaigns, projects, media
Save Childhood Movement (UK) Collaborative network bringing together individuals and organisations concerned about the erosion of childhood and the pressures on children.
20’s Plenty for Us (UK) Grassroots campaign for slower speeds in residential streets
Project Wild Thing (UK) TV and cinema film and related campaign and network that aim to reconnect children with nature
Outdoor People (UK) London based social enterprise helping children and families to get outdoors more
Love Outdoor Play Campaign (UK) Website for UK campaign to help children play outside more
Playborhood (USA) Mike Lanza’s one-man campaign to bring back neighbourhood play
Playing Out Around the World
78th Play Street (USA) The Story of Jackson Heights and a permanent play street
Play Streets in Seattle Seattle Department of Transport supports people to close their streets for play.
Play Streets Australia Reclaiming streets for play and communities in Victoria
Rae Street Play Street Facebook page for a street pioneering street play in Vincent, Western Australia
Spielen auf der Gudvanger Strase Facebook page for a street playing out in Berlin
Rue de L’avenir ‘Streets for children, streets for all’ (France)
Ghent (Belgium) research shows the increase in children’s activity levels when streets are closed. Ghent’s Living Streets experiment gives residents the opportunity to create the street of their dreams.
Tokyo Play neighbourhood play place project
Blogs and Articles:
Roadwitch Creative street reclamation and re-purposing in the UK
Free Range Kids Blog (USA) Lenore Skenazy’s great and sometimes polemic blog about the fear-culture impacting children’s lives.
Streetsblog (USA) On-line community and blog for people wanting to make streets safer and more sustainable in various US cities.
You can find links to academic and other research papers and publications on our research and articles page. Please do let us know if you know about other useful and inspiring organisations, projects and blogs for us to link to.