Participants reflect on Urban95 London walking tour
Published January 31, 2018
In November last year, we took around 40 designers, engineers and other professions on an all-day walking tour of urban public space for play in East London. In this short video, participants from as far afield as Bhubaneswar, Bogota, Istanbul, Lima, Recife, Sao Paulo, Tel Aviv and Tirana explain how the study tour helped to bring alive the issue of how a city looks from a young child’s perspective.
Many were enthused by the power of practical, simple ideas such as the use of natural materials – sand, water or wood – as triggers for children’s imaginations, or how much children enjoyed running up and down small hills that had been built to separate areas of a playground.