About this group
A Playful City is Ireland's first not for profit focused on making urban spaces more playful, inclusive and accessible for everyone.
A Playful City provides a platform for people first led design, where spaces in towns and cities are reclaimed to encourage social interaction and play.
Reasons to support this group
A Playful City believes in the importance of protecting outdoor play as a central experience of childhood.
We want to encourage children and adults off their devices and out onto their streets and public spaces. It's outside where we can interact with each other and play, and this is a crucial part of any child and young person's development - and a necessity for an adult's wellbeing.
A Playful City creates more inclusive towns and cities. More and more, children and the elderly are being designed out of urban areas by default.
We believe in putting all of the community at the heart of design through meaningful consultation within the planning process. This creates towns and cities that are safer, happier, more inclusive and playful. By being involved in the design process communities gain a sense of pride in their area, and a sense of belonging.
Cities are becoming increasingly populated and as a result questions around sustainability and resiliency are ever more pertinent.
We believe in considering the environment in all that we do as it is after all, all that we have. As we encourage playfulness in the design and planning of cities, A Playful City also considers and includes ways in which can we protect it for future generations to enjoy.