In the "Forum Playground", which is being organised by the trade fair in close cooperation with the trade journal Playground@Landscape and the internet platform MadeKo 24 (community marketplace), experts will communicate knowledge and suggestions regarding the focus points playground safety, urban development and the design of playgrounds in order to promote an increase in creation of play areas.
At the public10 trade fair, community decision-makers will be given expert advice to explain how they can minimise the risk of accidents on public playgrounds. In his presentation "The playground expert", technical specialist Berthold Tempel from the safety testing department of the Rhineland region will explain the new training course for playground experts. Friedrich Blume (DEULA) will speak about some particular safety aspects in urban areas in his presentation "Inner city play points. Fall protection where and when?".
With a social approach to creating more safety and quality on playgrounds, Rainer Deimal from the ABA expert association will explain how volunteer playground 'godparents' keep an eye on playgrounds and close the gap between users and the authorities in the town hall by reporting damage, filth and conflicts.
The second focus point of the forum is a location and generation-spanning concept "The playable city". One leader in this regard is the South Hessian town of Griesheim with 26,000 inhabitants, which was declared in September 2009 to be the first playable town in German. The initiative for this award came from Professor Bernhard Meyer from the Evangelic University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, who found the children-friendly town of Griesheim to be an ideal, outgoing partner for his practical research project. Initiator Meyer will explain more about his project to the trade fair audience in his presentation "Playable Town Griesheim".
Playgrounds which span more than one generation: The exhibition city Nuremberg has its nose in front in this regard as it opened a play facility in 2006 and an action course for young and old in 2007: The playground as a general meeting point. Rudolf Zeevaert from the gardens and parks department of the city of Nuremberg helped to design the first play areas for all ages in the capital of the state Franconia. Further information and details about this topic can be heard in his presentation, “Play for all ages in Nuremberg”.
Playground designers in particular put much thought into the optimal design of a playground. The designer team Susanne und Matthias Schiffke from the Impact Produktgestaltung Company invite forum visitors to a 30-minute trip into history. Under the title “History in play” they will present a short review of games and play areas throughout the centuries from a design point of view.
Along with the “Forum Playground” the second international for urban and public planning a comprehensive list of exhibitors and further programme points on the topics of city mobilisation, public design, landscaping and planting of vegetation in cities as well as urban and regional planning. Entry to the public10 trade show will also entitle expert visitors – primarily urban planners, architects, landscape gardeners and community decision makers – to visit the parallel trade fair “Future Communities”. With a smooth transition to public10, the 7th expert trade fair for community solutions, services and sourcing will provide a market place with the topics public services, public administration, future planning, traffic and parking.
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