Play is essential for children to thrive now and in the future, but many urban environments lack opportunities or a city-wide strategy for play.

 

That’s why the Real Play City Challenge aims to reclaim places to play in cities for children.

Let’s reclaim places to play in cities

Why child-friendly, safe and playful placemaking?

Child-friendly, safe, and playful urban initiatives have great potential:

they are smart investments with impact.

These initiatives are especially important now with children and families facing financial, social, and emotional pressures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Real Play Coalition and PlacemakingX led the

Real Play City Challenge to scale up 

child-friendly, safe, and playful urban practice. We aimed to enable children to play and cities to build back better.

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REAL PLAY CITY CHALLENGE 2020 IMPACT

In 2020-2021 the Real Play City Challenge brought cities and placemakers together from all over the world to inspire action, enhance impact and catalyse playful cities.

REAL PLAY CITY CHALLENGE 2020 REACH

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