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On the power of free space planning

An application for a garden show and its implications

Green is good for you

Our well-being is enhanced by natural surroundings. There are many studies that have shown that green spaces are associated with health-promoting effects. Yet planners and lawmakers all...

Play is what our world is for!

Impressions and thoughts on the occasion of the 2014 Conference of the International Play Association in Istanbul

Design opens up countless possibilities

1. Playground@Landscape: In English and French design means "creation" or "conception", whereas the Italian disegno (English: drawing, sculpture) has the stronger meaning of a process to be tested, like the Spanish diseño.

Strategic development of recreational areas generates play space

Urban landscapes of the 21st century are facing very complex challenges which cannot always be mastered with the classic means of recreational planning. Current processes of change in urban metropolitan agglomerations however, also provide opportunities for giving more space to the cross-section oriented topic of development of recreational areas and playgrounds.

Heavenly Exercise Trail at Paradiesweg 1

The modern, uniquely designed extension is joined to the old monastery, which has been renovated to be more sustainable, by a light bridge. It is a successful combination of old and new. A range of wellness packages as well as therapy rooms invite you to relax.

The blossoming of London’s potholes

‘Pothole gardening’, one form of guerrilla gardening, first took root in Oxford. It was Pete Dungey who here first came up with the idea of using potholes as tiny guerrilla gardens both as a protest against the appalling state of Britain’s roads and to subvert familiar perceptions of what a street should look like. “If we were to fill every pothole in Britain with plants, our roads would be an absolute sea of blooms”, claims Dungey, who works as a typographic designer. The condition of London’s roads is no better. The video producer, social media specialist and serial blogger Steve Wheen thus adopted Dungey’s concept and has been working hard at filling London’s potholes with his own unique horticultural-based creations.

Fitness in the Far East

The Temple of Heaven is a temple site in Beijing, in which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties prayed for a good harvest every year. The complex lies in the Xuanwu district in the south of the town in the middle of a large park.

“Families on the Move: Parents displace role model function"

. For this purpose, the market research institute iconKIDS&YOUTH, on behalf of peb, questioned a total of 716 mothers of children aged from six to twelve years old. The results of the survey clearly show: The knowledge is certainly there – but implementing it is proving difficult!

19.11.2010 - Second round of competition with "Mission Olympic"

Five active NRW towns want to reach the final

19.11.2010 - Author collective: more colour for ‘white areas’

Munich 2009: Brochure published by the ‘Spielraumkommission der LH München’, 56 pages

19.11.2010 - BAT’s Foundation for Future Studies publishes new survey of patterns of recreational behaviour in Germany

Everyday life in difficult times: more leisure time spent at home; TV, family and indolence dominate.

19.11.2010 - More focus on early childhood education in Germany

The early childhood education state monitor internet portal Ländermonitor Frühkindliche Bildungssysteme 2010 reports widely differing rates of investment by individual Germany states - more and more 1- and 2-year-olds are attending day care centres

04.01.2011 - Kristina Schröder: “Germany is responsible for the rights of children – no ifs, no buts”

Federal Minister for Family Affairs opened the Universal Children’s Day in Berlin on 19 September 2010.

04.01.2011 - Discussions with playground volunteers in Cologne

By becoming sponsors, supporters came to learn, in different ways – for example, through the yuppie mobile (or the “little yuppie”) – about the construction of the Cologne play mobile.

04.01.2011 - More efficient swinging - by Kathrin Wesely

The urban department, Green Areas, is creating a playground expansion plan for the first time and maintains that some of the 88 places are dispensable.

04.01.2011 - 7. Osnabruck Convention “Moved Childhood”

The famous Osnabruck convention “Moved Childhood” will take place for the seventh time from 17 – 19 March 2011.

04.01.2011 - The Golden Kid – the prize of the German Youth Aid Organisation 2011

Apply now for the Golden Kid award – the prize for child and youth participation

04.01.2011 - Too much television leads to pain in children

Back, neck and shoulder pain and headaches are the most common complaints.

15.02.2011 - Founding of Federal Association for local children’s lobbies in Berlin

On the 9 December 2010, local children’s lobbies from the whole of Germany founded their own Federal Association (in German: BAG).

15.02.2011 - National action plan “For a child-oriented Germany”

Kristina Schröder: “The National Action Plan is pointing the way towards a child-oriented Germany” – Federal Minister of Family Affairs opened the Final Congress for the National Action Plan “For a child-oriented Germany 2005-2010” (in German: NAP).

15.02.2011 - From the Ruhr to the Rhine: FIBO will be taking place in Cologne from 2013

FIBO – the largest trade fair in the world for fitness, wellness and healthy – is changing its location from the Ruhr to the Rhine and will be taking place in Cologne from 2013 onwards.

15.02.2011 - Location factor: Family-friendly policies counteract a shortage of skilled labour

Local alliances for families are presenting innovative projects for a balance between family and work.

15.02.2011 - Cabinet is strengthening children’s rights – Minister Remmel: Children’s noise is the music of the future

The Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia advises:

15.02.2011 - Playgrounds in danger

The towns and local authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia will have to tighten their belts even further. Almost a half is involved in budget consolidation plans; i.e. funds are being frozen, no more may be spent. Therefore each Euro has to be stretched even further – children’s playgrounds are also really feeling the pinch.

15.02.2011 - Germany needs efficient politics for children!

German Child Protection Federation and UNICEF Germany: Demand for adoption of a Federal Ombudsman for Children.

15.04.2011 - Is noise made by children 'better'?

Children can be noisy – no one can doubt this. But is noise made by children in the same category as that of a 40-tonne truck or a pneumatic drill?

15.04.2011 - ‘Consolidate successful programmes for social coherence – increase urban development in 2012’

Neuss, 10th February 2011
After cuts in the 2011 federal budget, the German Association of Cities has urged the federal government to increase funds for urban development in 2012 to at least the same level as in 2010, supposing a total of 610 million Euros.

15.04.2011 - Life expectancy rises again: Germans live longer than ever

The life expectancy of German citizens has reached the highest level in history.

15.04.2011 - Back to the city: study examines the appeal of urban centres

Numerous German cities are experiencing population growth against the general trend.

15.04.2011 - World Play Day on 28th May 2011: re-discover play areas

Through the World Play Day, the Deutsche Kinderhilfswerk e.V (German Children’s’ Fund) aims to unite with its partners in the ‘Right to Play Alliance’ to raise awareness of the importance of playing for children, whilst encouraging more acceptance for children at play.

17.08.2011 - “Families on the Move: Parents displace role model function"

. For this purpose, the market research institute iconKIDS&YOUTH, on behalf of peb, questioned a total of 716 mothers of children aged from six to twelve years old. The results of the survey clearly show: The knowledge is certainly there – but implementing it is proving difficult!

22.08.2011 - Fitness in the Far East

The Temple of Heaven is a temple site in Beijing, in which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties prayed for a good harvest every year. The complex lies in the Xuanwu district in the south of the town in the middle of a large park.

08.08.2012 - The blossoming of London’s potholes

‘Pothole gardening’, one form of guerrilla gardening, first took root in Oxford. It was Pete Dungey who here first came up with the idea of using potholes as tiny guerrilla gardens both as a protest against the appalling state of Britain’s roads and to subvert familiar perceptions of what a street should look like. “If we were to fill every pothole in Britain with plants, our roads would be an absolute sea of blooms”, claims Dungey, who works as a typographic designer. The condition of London’s roads is no better. The video producer, social media specialist and serial blogger Steve Wheen thus adopted Dungey’s concept and has been working hard at filling London’s potholes with his own unique horticultural-based creations.

08.08.2012 - Heavenly Exercise Trail at Paradiesweg 1

The modern, uniquely designed extension is joined to the old monastery, which has been renovated to be more sustainable, by a light bridge. It is a successful combination of old and new. A range of wellness packages as well as therapy rooms invite you to relax.

08.08.2012 - Strategic development of recreational areas generates play space

Urban landscapes of the 21st century are facing very complex challenges which cannot always be mastered with the classic means of recreational planning. Current processes of change in urban metropolitan agglomerations however, also provide opportunities for giving more space to the cross-section oriented topic of development of recreational areas and playgrounds.

17.10.2012 - Design opens up countless possibilities

1. Playground@Landscape: In English and French design means "creation" or "conception", whereas the Italian disegno (English: drawing, sculpture) has the stronger meaning of a process to be tested, like the Spanish diseño.

05.11.2014 - Play is what our world is for!

Impressions and thoughts on the occasion of the 2014 Conference of the International Play Association in Istanbul

19.02.2016 - Green is good for you

Our well-being is enhanced by natural surroundings. There are many studies that have shown that green spaces are associated with health-promoting effects. Yet planners and lawmakers all...

15.04.2016 - On the power of free space planning

An application for a garden show and its implications