Creative places for children


“If we can build a successful city for children, we will have a successful city for all people”. Enrique Peñalosa, former Mayor of Bogota.

For London to be competitive and successful for all communities, it needs to be a city where creativity can flourish. This means building in opportunities for children, young people and families to play, learn and create.

Continuing NLA’s look at what placemaking means for London, this breakfast talk will examine how to better incorporate opportunities for play and creativity for young people into development and regeneration in the capital. 

With the public sector now less able to fund play spaces, and with the majority of growth and regeneration planned for outer London, what is the scale of opportunity to increase the way we engage young Londoners in development? How can the built environment encourage young people to engage more with arts and culture? 

This breakfast talk will launch A New Direction’s research into the topic and hear from a range of key stakeholders on the topic.

Speakers include:

- Holly Donagh, partnerships director at A New Direction

- Dinah Bornat, founder of ZCD Architects 

- Martyn Evans, founder of Uncommon

- Nicola Bacon, director of Social Life 

- Pat Hayes, executive director of regeneration and housing at LB Ealing 

- Peter Murray, chairman of NLA (chair)

For more information or to book this NLA event, click here.