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Podcast: creating spaces for teenagers with Claire Edwards

In Episode 7 of the Ludicology Podcast Mike talks to Claire Edwards about the status of teenagers within the UK and how we might go about involving them in the production of public spaces that better meet their interests and desires. Continue reading…

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Play Sufficiency Assessment the Ludicology Approach

Wales is the first country in the world to legislate for children’s play through the introduction of the Play Sufficiency Duty requiring all Welsh local authorities to assess and secure sufficient play opportunities for children in their areas. In the winter months of 2012/13 Mike and Ben, in their respective roles with Wrexham Council and Glyndwr University, led on the completion of the local authority’s first play sufficiency assessment.

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Designing Spaces for Play

Wrexham Council were setting up a new town centre nursery and the local authority’s play development team (led by Mike) were asked to design and help build the outside space, which currently consisted of a mostly tarmac rectangle. There was a very limited budget to do this but the project managers and nursery staff were open to ideas and experimentation.

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