Part 2: Help prevent drug use among children and young people

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The United Nations General Assembly has held a Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem: regarded as the most important discussion on global drug policy to be held in the last 20 years. While... Read more
29.04.16 | Comment | author: Vasilka Lalevska
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Walking Laboratories: Young Children’s Experience of the Street

Because of their small size, children and young people experience the street differently from adults. They more often enjoy the details of the streetscape that older people tend to overlook. When the City of Boulder in... Read more
28.04.16 | Comment | author: Victoria Derr
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Part 1: Help prevent drug use among children and young people

The United Nations General Assembly has held a Special Session (UNGASS) on the World Drug Problem: regarded as the most important discussion on global drug policy to be held in the last 20 years. While... Read more
27.04.16 | Comment | author: Vasilka Lalevska
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Children’s View on Public Space

How can we make public space more accessible to children? Well, we could start by asking them what they might suggest! This is what happened recently in Dublin, Ireland, during a process known as Urban... Read more
26.04.16 | Comment | author: Jackie Bourke
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New Resource Book: Helping Children and Young People affected by addiction in the family

In Europe, 1 in every 10 children lives in a family where one or both of the parents is addicted to alcohol. Children in Europe today feel that the risk of addiction and mental and... Read more
25.04.16 | Comment | author: Vasilka Lalevska
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Play Through the Eyes of a Child

Unique to the playing child, or children, at any one moment in time is the motivation to create something out of apparently nothing. Constantly exposed to so much stimuli. But with, often, limited opportunities to... Read more
22.04.16 | Comment | author: Jane Roberts
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Bringing Street Play back to Edinburgh

The short film, ‘Singing Streets’ shows children playing and singing freely on the streets of Edinburgh in the 1950s, when the city had a scheme known as ‘Play Streets’: where streets would be closed for... Read more
21.04.16 | Comment | author: Jenny Wood
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Bold move to kickstart an outdoor play renaissance in Canada

Last week the Lawson Foundation, a Canadian family foundation, launched an ambitious outdoor play strategy with the announcement of $2.7 million (£1.3 million; $US 1.9 million) in funding for 14 projects. The strategy has an explicit and exclusive... Read more
20.04.16 | Comment | author: Tim Gill
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The State of Play in the USA

A study comparing mothers to their children found that 70% of mothers said they played outside every day when they were girls, while only 31% said their children did the same. And 56% said they... Read more
19.04.16 | Comment | author: Kamille Bratton
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Save Junk Playgrounds | Emdrup

Skrammellegeplasden in Emdrup has been described as the birthplace of ‘modern’ playwork. The junk playground has served as a beacon and inspiration for playworkers all over the world but is now under threat from similar... Read more
18.04.16 | 2 comments | author: Steven Chown
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No cars allowed: The Ghent Living Street experiment

Lab van Troje, a local non-profit organization in Ghent, Belgium is preparing a fourth generation of ‘Living Streets’: an experimental project that invites citizens to conceive and implement more sustainable and livable solutions for the... Read more
15.04.16 | Comment | author: Sven De Visscher
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How to teach architecture to children

What are the important elements of successful architecture teaching for children? This is clearly an important question for teachers planning any kind of academic workshops in architecture for children. Recent studies In Turkey, have shown... Read more
14.04.16 | Comment | author: Burcu Gülay Taşçı
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Interview with the City of Ghent’s children’s champion, Elke Decruynaere

Elke Decruynaere, the Alderwoman of Education, Upbringing and Youth for Ghent, which is this year’s host of the Child in the City conference, talks about what action her city has taken to become more child-friendly –... Read more
13.04.16 | Comment | author: Marketa Vesela
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How to organize activities for young people in alcohol-free environments – 5 easy steps

Many civil society organisations are working with providing opportunities for young people to experience non-formal education, gain leadership skills, learn a new trait or simply have a quality free time. The importance of having a... Read more
12.04.16 | Comment | author: Vasilka Lalevska
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5 ways you can help children of alcoholics

The effects of alcohol consumption in the family can go beyond the user, and spread to friends and family. Very often, children in the family are especially affected, since they rarely have the chance to... Read more
11.04.16 | Comment | author: Vasilka Lalevska
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Giving children a voice in adult elections

During the last municipal elections for Sassari, in Sardinia, Italy, children played an active role: influencing the election process, as well as the result, in a creative, innovative and simple way. Here, the creator and... Read more
08.04.16 | Comment | author: TaMaLaCa - Interdisciplinary research group

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Lab van Troje, a local non-profit organization in Ghent, Belgium is preparing a fourth generation of ‘Living Streets’: an experimental project that invites citizens to conceive and implement more sustainable and livable solutions for the... Read more