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Coverstory

Climate adaptation is a precautionary measure for our existence and future

Interview held by the trade magazine Playground@Landscape with Ursula Heinen-Esser, Minister for the Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the Federal Land of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Playground Report

Inclusive and barrier-free playing for both young and old

Outdoor play area at the Folklore Museum Oberschönenfeld:
Inclusive, barrier-free, sustainable and near nature playground design in line with the new standard DIN 18034 for "playgrounds and public play areas".

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Planning, Designing, Building

The "mixed-use city": climate-friendly role model for urban development and architecture

Climate-friendly urban development and climate-protection-oriented building design can produce oxygen and improve air quality at various levels. Energy saving in buildings has...

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Coverstory

Heat Waves and Heavy Rainfall – What are the Impacts of Climate Change and Which Adaptation Measures are Appropriate?

The impacts of global climate change are already being felt. Carbon dioxide (CO2, a greenhouse gas that is a major cause of global warming) levels in the atmosphere are currently over a third higher than...

The impacts of global climate change are already being felt. Carbon dioxide (CO2, a greenhouse gas that is a major cause of global warming) levels in the atmosphere are currently over a third higher than 60 years ago. Overall, one of the best-known time series, the Keeling Curve, which can prove by ...

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Sports & Leisure Facilities

Sports fields in times of climate change – new challenges when it comes to planning and maintenance

Climate change is no longer an ominous future threat, but a reality. The increasing frequency of extreme weather events, such as the recent heatwave in western North America or the severe flooding in southern and western Germany and neighbouring countries, is a clear...

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Playground Report

Bim’bimba Park in Australia – durable playground equipment for a sustainable playground

In the Gainsborough Greens Estate, in the suburb of Pimpama in the Australian state of Queensland, a special park was opened in December 2019. Bim'bimba Park is at the heart of the community and ...

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Coverstory

EU plans to improve the climate and environmental protection. About what might apply in the future and would thus affect the construction and maintenance of playgrounds.

For quite some time the European Union has already been pursuing ambitious goals regarding sustainability, environmental and climate protection. In the past few years,...

For quite some time the European Union has already been pursuing ambitious goals regarding sustainability, environmental and climate protection. In the past few years, several plans have been submitted step by step. However, some of them have already been established by law. From the Waste ...

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Sports & Leisure Facilities

Aren’t skate parks supposed to cater to everyone? Different sports equipment and ever-increasing numbers of users are causing massive conflicts

Whether in Bayreuth, Gießen, Tuttlingen or Jena - numerous German cities are seeing an increase in the number of conflicts in municipal skate parks. After several accidents,...

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Planning, Designing, Building

The rising cost of raw materials is also impacting on playground construction

The effects of the significant increases in raw material prices that are now being felt in many areas of commerce and the manual trades have since become an important factor that will influence the economy in coming years. The reason for ...

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Planning, Designing, Building

Gridgrounds

“Gridgrounds” has created an elongated public square stretched across the central space so that all paths converge in one place, effectively defining a new centre for the neighbourhood.

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Sports & Leisure Facilities

The Urban Sports Park concept – how to turn niche sports into something that attracts a wide range of users

Fitness park, youth leisure park, multigenerational park, family park, sports park: more and more frequently, you come across various labels for park concepts that provide...

Fitness park, youth leisure park, multigenerational park, family park, sports park: more and more frequently, you come across various labels for park concepts that provide “free, open and outdoor” facilities for informal, self-organised sport. A closer look reveals that it is partly a ...

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Fitness & Trend Sports

Public open space as an environment for physical activities - The case of Algarve, Portugal

Sports, as a form of pleasure, have always been rooted in society and in the construction of cities. It is known that the first known sports equipment in Europe were the...

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Science

What do the city centres of the future look like?

The international trade magazine Playground@Landscape interviews Klaus Burmeister, political scientist, foresight expert, author and keynote speaker.

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Science

The importance of public spaces

An interview held by the international trade magazine Playground@Landscape with University Professor and Graduate Engineer Christa Reicher from RWTH Aachen University / Faculty of Architecture / Chair of Urban Planning and Design.