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Tusculum Talk: Where do the children play?  

 Image: Playground by Aldo Van Eyck, Zoanhof

Increasing density, population growth and housing affordability issues have seen Australian cities move towards a more compact planning approach. High density housing is favoured by developers and city planners for urban singles and ’empty nesters’, resulting in both a direct and perceived exclusion of families with children. The question – where do the children play? – is often neglected in urban planning and design. With the exclusion of children from the compact urban fabric, comes a negligence towards the provision of safe travel paths, neighbourhood play strategies and appropriate apartment designs for families with children. Meanwhile we are experiencing a decline in children’s independent mobility, increasing rates of juvenile mental health issues, behavioural problems and childhood obesity.

Join us for an evening in conversation with Lucinda Hartley from Play Streets Australia, Assoc. Prof. Linda Corkery from UNSW and Natalia Krysiak from Hayball Architects, tackling the topic of how we can design spaces to promote play and prioritize the well-being of children in cities.



- Linda Corkery, Associate Professor at UNSW, AILA National President, Co-editor, ‘Designing Cities with Children and Young People:   Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks’

- Lucinda Hartley, Founder of CoDesign Studio and Play Streets Australia

- Natalia Krysiak, Hayball Architects, 2017 David Lindner Research Prize recipient for her project titled ‘Where do the Children Play?’

Event Sponsor: Hayball Architects


Tuesday 6 March 2018


- 6pm for 6.30pm start

- 6.30pm - 7.30pm (speaker discussion)

- 7.30pm - 7.45pm (question time)



Australian Institute of Architects
3 Manning Street, Potts Point NSW 2011



FREE but registration required

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