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Fostering community and measuring impact: What’s working in playful learning cities

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More than half of the world’s children are growing up in cities. Yet, children and families are often invisible to urban planners, developers, and architects when implementing policies and practices that shape the built environment.

Playful Learning Landscapes (PLL) is a culturally adaptable and sustainable approach for creating more child-friendly cities by augmenting opportunities for play, learning, and healthy development in the public realm.

On Wednesday, October 12, Brookings Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking and the Center for Universal Education, in partnership with Playful Learning Landscapes Action Network (PLLAN), hosted an in-person and virtual event to examine how cities are infusing playful learning in their communities. The event kicked off with an opportunity for attendees to interact with PLL activities and then featured panel discussions on community engagement and measuring the impact of playful learning in public spaces.

Viewers submitted questions by emailing or tweeting to @BrookingsMetro using the hashtag #PlayfulLearningLandscapes.


Opening Remarks

Panel 1: Co-creating Playful Learning Landscapes sites with community members


Annelise Pesch

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Temple University

Panel 2: Measuring the impact of Playful Learning Landscapes sites


Danielle Erkoboni

Pediatrician - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Care Network

Closing Remarks

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