This session will look at many aspects and benefits of lifelong play: emotional, physical, social, and cognitive skills and how designers can elevate the value of play environments in a way that increases health for all—kids, teenagers, adults, elderly—the entire community.
Healthcare & Therapeutic Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
"1. Learn how play is an important component of human health and development, regardless of age. 2. Gain insight into the role of play in community building and increasing quality of life and examine how “playful communities” are “healthy communities”.
3. Explore the role of risky play in creating future citizens and how adventurous play can become more acceptable. 4. Inspire designers to elevate the value of place by incorporating a higher level of “play” both site specific and larger community"
Joy Kuebler, ASLA; Kate Tooke, ASLA; Jennifer L.. Nitzky, ASLA; Michael Suk;
American Society of Landscape Architects