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Playing Out webinars

Since lockdown, we have been running a series of webinars on various topics related to our work and aims around enabling children to play outside safely in their neighbourhood. See below for more info.

These are open to parents, residents, activists, community and local authority professionals – anyone who is interested! Please follow the links below to register your interest.

Upcoming webinars

Playing Out meets George Monbiot

What next for children, streets, communities? Playing Out in discussion with George Monbiot.

Thursday 8 October 3pm 

More information and registration here.

Supporting residents to run play streets, making them open to all

Postponed to the autumn – date to follow
How can councils, community organisations and activators support residents to make play streets happen, especially in areas of disadvantage?

More information here.

Future Topics
  • For residents: How to get your council on board
  • Permanent play streets – the next step to enabling children’s freedom
  • Community-led street changes and tactical urbanism – with the ‘Tactical Urbanistas‘ and Sustrans

Previous webinar recordings

Resident workshop - How to run a play street

Click here for the full recording

Saturday 11 July
With the friendly team at Playing Out and other parent/ resident play street organisers. 
Learn how to run a play street from start to finish from the comfort of your living room!

How to promote play streets - for councils and organisations

Click here for the full recording

Thursday 25 June
With resident activators from Play.Meet.Street in North Tyneside and Playing Out.
How can you best promote play streets to reach parents and other residents across your local authority?

Getting your play street policy right for residents

Click here for the full recording.

Thursday 18 June
Q&A with Leeds Council Senior Engineer Gary Pritchard
How can councils use this time to ensure their play street policy is simple, accessible and supportive for residents?

Play Streets and School Streets: Why, when and how?

Click here for the full recording

Monday 8 June
With speakers from Sustrans and local authority partners; Tameside, Leeds and Southampton

Q&A document here

Making streets safer now and for the future

Click here for the full recording

Tuesday 5 May
With speakers from Lambeth Council, Sustrans, Newcastle University, Cycling UK & Playing Out

Managing streets during lockdown

Our co-director Alice spoke at this webinar organised by Urban Design London, click here to watch the full recording.

Friday 15 May

Other speakers included Dan Johnson (Placemaking), Dinah Bornat (ZCD Architects) and John Allison (StreetGym) 

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