It is often said that young people spend too much time looking at screens and not enough time outside. Yet when it comes to planning and creating places they are rarely - if ever- asked what they would like. How can we create places that kids will want to explore, feel safe in and enjoy? Physical activity has been described as the 'silver bullet' for preventing ill health and obesity - how can we design our urban environments so that kids are increasingly active in their everyday lives? This event will look at creative place-making for fun and activity and ask how we need to do to make this commonplace.

It will bring together speakers and delegates with an interest in: place-making: well-being; public health; children and young people; active transport; physical activity and play. Participants will include: councillors, planners, play workers, community activists, public health officers, researchers, academics, policy makers and anyone who has an interest in creating places where whole communities can thrive.

If you are interested in contributing to this event as a speaker or sponsor please contact Julia Thrift: 

Reduced-price tickets and a few complimentary places are available for delegates from community organisations etc. For information please email Michael McLean:

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