SUBMISSIONS CLOSED ON SEPTEMBER 4TH.

THE FINALIST'S SHORTLIST IS HERE

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO CREATE PLACES FOR PLAY AND EXPLORE ABOUT INSPIRING EXAMPLES FROM AROUND THE WORLD?

We joined forces with networks, podcast creators and advocates for better public spaces from all around the world and launched series of webinars, podcasts and regional meetings to highlight the importance of play and placemaking as catalysts for change. You can find us at:

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Check out the Urbanistica's channel, where Mustafa Sherif has recently led a series of interviews with Real Play Coalition partners and placemakers working on playful  placemaking initiatives for all. Listen to them here:
306. OPEN CALL to Real Play City Challenge - Hannah Wright

318. The LEGO Foundation & Real Play City Challenge - Bo Stjerne Thomsen

321. UNICEF's play hubs in neighbouring countries of Ukraine - Jessica Katharine Brown

On the Peacemakers Pakistani channel you will find a recent interview by Azbah Ansari with Sara Candiracci from ARUP, in which they discuss the Real Play City Challenge as well as  ARUP's work related to the Urban Play FrameworkPlayful Cities Toolkit and much more.

Listen to it here:

Real Play City Challenge 2022 with Sara Candiracci | Special Podcast

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We invite you to listen to a full series of 6 episodes recorded by Boopsie Maran, Founder and Director of Places for Good, together with various speakers discussing case studies on the three main themes of the Real Play City Challenge.
Episode 0 - Viviana Cordero | Episode 1- Riccardo Conti
Episode 2 - Guillermo Bernal | Episode 3 - Zviko Kanyoka
Episode 4-Vanessa Lainez | Episode 5-Minouche Besters

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On 18 July, more than 150 people from 12 Latin American countries met online to talk about the importance of play and placemaking for the region. You can watch the full webinar here and register your interest at this link to stay connected with the Latin American placemaking network and receive the latest updates.

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The PlacemakingUS network met on July 28th to discuss play and placemaking. Various members of the network shared inspiring case studies from the region. You can watch the full webinar on YouTube:

Real Play City Challenge - US Info Session by Placemaking US

Click here for more inspirations, including webinars, frameworks, keynotes and more!

LAST YEAR'S WINNERS

WHAT IS THE REAL PLAY CITY CHALLENGE?

The Real Play City Challenge awards inspiring cities and urban practitioners that have successfully used placemaking to create environments that give people time, space and opportunities to play.

The Real Play City Challenge is an international competition led by the Real PlayCoalition (Arup, Ingka Group [IKEA], The LEGO Foundation, National Geographic, and UNICEF) and PlacemakingX (represented by STIPO and Huasipichanga).

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In the 2020-2021 Edition we celebrated 10 winning cities & placemakers reclaiming play on 6 continents - showing how play is valued all over the world.

THIS YEAR’S THEME - LOCAL COMMUNITIES, GLOBAL CHALLENGES.

After a hugely successful launch in 2019, we are back in 2022 to help cities overcome pressing global challenges in their local communities and neighbourhoods through playful placemaking.


 

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WHY USE PLACEMAKING FOR CREATING PLAYFUL PLACES? 

Placemaking is a global movement to improve public spaces together with the community, by learning from small interventions in order to create a great and long lasting impact. Placemaking is a creative, fun and playful approach that builds on the community's participation and their collective vision to realise a better public realm. Throughout the world civic initiatives, artists, and community organisers work together with local policy makers and social entrepreneurs to turn a place around. By working together to reclaim public spaces for play, they can completely change the city experience for all.

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