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Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Adrian Voce 6th December 2011

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December 2011 Street Talks - The word from the street. Adrian Voce OBE. Brought to you by Movement for Liveable London - movementforliveablelondon.com

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Movement for Liveable London Street Talks - Adrian Voce 6th December 2011

  1. 1. Adrian VoceReclaiming streets for play
  2. 2. It keeps them off the streets…Why and how to reclaim London’s streets for play Adrian Voce OBE www.policyforplay.com
  3. 3. Just child’s play…• Physical health• Emotional growth• Mental health and well-being• Motor-skills• Speech• Creativity• Acquisition of social and behavioural skills• Intellectual and educational development• Survival of species… Play for a Change, University of Gloucestershire (Play England)
  4. 4. Four generationsof the Thomasfamily. Natural England, 2007
  5. 5. Decline in outdoor playSome estimate that children have less than 10 per cent ofthe space to play compared to even 30 years agoMayer-Hillman Study71% of adults report to have played in the street or areanear their home everyday when they were a child. Thiscompares to only 21% of children today.ICM poll for Playday 2007
  6. 6. Past Present Future?
  7. 7. Skylarks and canaries
  8. 8. homezones.org.uk playingout.netlondonplay.org.uk sustrans.org.uk livingstreets.org.uk playengland.org.uk policyforplay.com @adevoce

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