I love the idea of play being everywhere, not just at the playground. When I was a kid (oh,…Continue
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I know this is wrong of me, but I tend to not care much about playful designs…Continue
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This is not an ordinary slide you see before you. This is the slide that three-year-old me slid down on the way to buy shoes. It was magic. The anticipation of arriving at the store that you entered via a slide is so vivid and alive that it is as if it happened yesterday, instead of (gulp) 59…Continue
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This Capitol Hill (DC) treehouse has sparked debate among neighbors, with some saying it shouldn't have been constructed 20 inches over their property line into the alley. (Larry Janezich/Capitol Hill Corner)
Have you ever noticed…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 21, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Everyone is talking about attracting "Millennials" to Atlanta to help build a vibrant, creativity-based economy, but what about keeping (aka sustaining) that population as they grow and have families? They don't stop being creative and good for the city when they have children, they become MORE interested than ever in having a great place to live. It's just…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 11, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments
These 21 swings line a Montreal street every year, and they make beautiful music when they move (click on the picture to see the video.) That's the kind of thing that can make a place special.
Atlanta needs to be special. Not, "Wow, you wouldn't believe all the stuff you can buy here" special, but "Wow, when you're in Atlanta you can just feel the care that goes into everything. It's like…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 1, 2014 at 2:52pm — No Comments
Seven years ago we made this video for the City of Atlanta's entry into the national competition with KaBOOM!, the playground non-profit organization. Not only did we come in first place, but, more importantly, we continue to focus on creating play opportunities for the children of Atlanta.
Recently, Atlanta became one of only a handful of cities to…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on June 11, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments
A cloud of the most frequently used words in the Convention on the Rights of the Child
In 1989/90, the…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
"A city that has no room for the child is a diabolical thing."
Look around the City of Atlanta. Are we making room for our children? Are we thinking of children when we design shiny, hip and splashy mixed-use…Continue
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced “The City of Atlanta is extremely proud to be named ‘Playful City USA’ for the fifth consecutive year. Atlanta will continue to lead the way in offering physical alternatives and recreational…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 5, 2011 at 7:39am — No Comments
Librado Romero - 1972: Heavenly relief in Hell's Kitchen.
What is it about New York City and play? Maybe it's just that there have always been a lot of fantastic photographers roaming around New York City over the years and that is why I am always…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 31, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments
This design for a vertical farm looks a lot like the climbing web I saw in Paris (in the previous post). It got me to thinking, if you can create a vertical farm that needs fresh air and sunlight so the plants can grow in a crowded urban area, why couldn't you create a vertical playground that needs fresh air,…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 29, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
CITY OF ATLANTA…Continue
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