"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 developments? Look around you. What is it that you see that inspires, intrigues, activates and educates? Where do the children play?
Play doesn't demand brightly colored plastic contraptions that all too frequently look exactly alike and even more frequently are risk-proofed to a point that boredom sets in after a few runs around. Innovative playspaces can be small and can pop up in unexpected places. They can be huge and be where you'd think they'd be. They must surprise and challenge.
Is there going to be play in the new "World of Buckhead"? Is there going to be play in the new City Hall East development? In what Atlanta spot can you imagine a playspace where you would never have imagined a playspace to be? Do you know why it is important that there be play there?