Sowing the Seeds: Reconnecting children with nature
Report published in 2011 by the London Sustainable Development Commission (the body that advises the Mayor of London on sustainability). Sets out a new vision for children’s relationship with nature, and maps out an action plan to reintroduce nature into their lives.
The London Evening Standard covered the report’s launch here.
An executive summary and literature review have been produced, alongside the full report. This blog post has news of the report’s launch, and this post summarises the findings of the literature review.
“An excellent report, which I am already using as a reference document” Professor Fraser Brown, Leeds Metropolitan University.
River Restoration Projects and Children’s Play
Published by London Play (2010)
Growing Adventure: Final report to the Forestry Commission
Final report of a value-based strategic review of the Forestry Commission’s approach to outdoor play. Published by the Forestry Commission (2006).
Risk, childhood, parenting
Dairylea Simple Fun report
This report, produced as part of a Facebook campaign on childhood and parenting that Tim helped to shape, argues that children today are missing out on everyday freedoms, and do not have enough opportunities to play, be with friends and enjoy simple childhood pleasures. The report is based on specially-commissioned market research, and includes ideas for parents. Published July 2011.
Nothing Ventured… Balancing risks and benefits in the outdoors
Published by the English Outdoor Council in association with the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel (2010). Contains supporting statements from Tom Mullarkey OBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, and Judith Hackitt CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive.
Managing Risk in Play Provision: Implementation Guide
Co-author with Prof David Ball and Bernard Spiegal. Published by Play England and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (2008). Endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive.
Planning, urban design and public space
Providing for Children and Young People’s Play and Informal Recreation: Supplementary Planning Guidance to the London Plan
Planning standards for the Mayor of London (2008). prepared with EDAW (now part of AECOM).
Can I Play Out? Lessons from London Play’s Home Zones project.
Evaluation report published by London Play (2007).
Cycling and children and young people [pdf link]
Report published by the National Children’s Bureau (2005).
“A timely call to get active, get on your bike and get young people cycling… makes a clear case for encouraging more young people to cycle.” Review in Young People Now magazine.
“The appendix on cycle helmets was the most even-handed presentation I have ever seen – a marvel of fairness packed into a very small number of pages.” Jim Tubman, father of four and commuter cyclist, Calgary, Canada.