Insights about children's public spaces

How do we create playing cities?

How do we create playful cities? WRITTEN BY: MARIE ASTRUP MONTH & YEAR: MAY 2021 Why should people – and especially decision-makers – care about making cities more child-friendly? When the city managers have contented themselves with observing the cities become ever more hostile places

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9 good suggestions for at better city for children

OP & NED’s 9 suggestions for a better city for children. For a child, it is often the most whimsical that is the most memorable. Urban planners must therefore begin to look at their work through children’s eyes and encourage active and interactive play at

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Are public spaces only for adults?

Why are public spaces only for adults? It started with a wonder: Children move unevenly around the city space (high speed, low speed, stop and start).   In their nature is a need to move things around, to create and create in the shared space.

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The child-friendly recycling station

THE CHILD-FRIENDLY RECYCLING STATION OP & NED ApS has been advisors to the Municipality of Copenhagen in connection with child-friendly near-recycling stations.     OP & NED suggest: If you are to create good and engaging public spaces across generations, you must also include the

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Infantile amnesty and why it’s important

Infantile amnesia and why it matters When I started ‘OP & NED Børnebyrum’, the journey began with a study in memory.    My idea was that everyone has been a child once, yet most of us remember very little of our own first two or

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Manifesto for childrens city

MANIFESTO FOR THE CHILDREN’S CITY Originally published Feb 2019 in connection with 100 the year for Bauhaus and Danish architect stand joint manifesto. There are two areas where one can rightly be proud about being from Denmark. It is of course the architecture and then

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