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Transforming Everyday Spaces into Places for Play

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 • 5:30 p.m. ET

People don't just want great parks and playgrounds; they want a complete reimagining of what urban spaces and places look like — from sidewalks and bus stops to health clinics and laundromats. Balanced and active play should be an easy choice for families, with abundant opportunities for play readily available throughout the normal routines of the day.

Unfortunately, getting enough play time can be especially difficult for children growing up in economically challenged communities. Playability, the extent to which a city makes it easy for all kids to get balanced and active play, is one way to address this.

Through initiatives like PLAY 60, Play On and the Playful City USA program, KaBOOM! is encouraging communities to devise creative and easy ways for kids and families to participate in playful behavior while walking to parks, schools, play spaces, and other destinations. This presentation will show examples of projects that create opportunities for kids to play along the way and make city streets more complete, communities more equitable, and kids and families healthier.

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