Play Streets Toolkit for London

Play Streets Toolkit for London is a resource that outlines the process for one-day play street pilots. This process can be applied to planning other pilot activities.

Arup & Greater London Authority: Meanwhile Use London

Explore the Meanwhile Use London report, a piece of research by Arup and GLA (Greater London Authority) that illustrates, through a range of case studies, what are the challenges and opportunities of temporary urban interventions and how they can take many forms to achieve long-lasting benefits.

NACTO: Designing Streets for Kids

Designing Streets for Kids by NACTO offer a range of design standards and ideas for redesigning streets, so they are safe and stimulating for children and caregivers.

NACTO: Global Street Design Guide

Global Street Design by NACTO offer a range of design standards and ideas for redesigning streets, so they are safe and stimulating for children and caregivers.

The Outdoor PLAYbook: The 7 Cs

The 7 Cs is a set of design principles for outdoor play environments that connect to childhood development. This can help guide you while creating play spaces.

UCL & Catalytic Action: DeCID Handbook

DeCID Handbook: Co-designing built interventions with children affected by displacement is a guide developed by CatalyticAction and The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (UCL) that offers co-design principles for working in vulnerable areas.

ARUP: YARD augmented reality design app

YARD app is a digital, augmented reality tool that can help us imagine how a neighbourhood might change with the addition of different urban design assets. Have a look at how it works here.

Arup, LEGO Foundation & Real Play Coalition: Playful Cities Toolkit

Check the Playful Cities Toolkit to explore a set of co-creation tools for engaging with children. Developed by Arup and the LEGO Foundation in partnership with the Real Play Coalition, the Playful Cities Toolkit provides a range of resources to support local governments, urban practitioners and local communities to understand the complexity of play in cities, […]

Arup & Real Play Coalition: Nature-based play

Check the Nature-based Play publication which offers a set of actions that could be undertaken by different stakeholders, as well as best-practice examples of benefits that nature-based play generates for communities, and for our planet. This can serve as inspiration for a vision or its elements.

KABOOM! & Gehl: Understanding Impact

Check the tool Understanding Impact by KABOOM! and Gehl, an evaluation study of play spaces that can inspire you to create your own evaluation framework.