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IPA is delighted to announce that this special play issue of Children, Youth and Environments will be available to everyone for download from November 1 to 15, 2018. For the two-week period only access will be free of charge.


Children, Youth and Environments
Vol. 28, No. 2 (2018)


Unleashing the Power of Play: Research from the International Play Association 20th Triennial Conference


Editors’ Introduction to the Special Issue


Realizing Article 31 through General Comment 17: Overcoming Challenges and the Quest for an Optimum Play Environment1-11

John H. McKendrick, Janet Loebach, and Theresa Casey



Blueprints for Progress


Peer-Reviewed Article


From Policy to Play Provision: Universal Design and the Challenges of Inclusive Play

Helen Lynch, Alice Moore, and Maria Prellwitz      12-34


Reports from the Field


Championing and Implementing the First Inclusive Play Space in Hong Kong

Chris H.C. Yuen          35-45


The Community-Based Revitalization of the Ridgecrest Accessible Neighbourhood Playground in Sudbury, Canada        46-57

Nicole Marie Yantzi, Joscelyne Landry-Altmann, Arthemise Camirand-Peterson


Street Play in the Revitalization of Low-Birthrate Communities: Playborhood Street Tokyo   58-66

Hitoshi Shimamura


The Rise of Adventure Play Provision in North America  67-77

Joan Almon and Rusty Keeler




Cities Alive: Designing for Urban Childhoods, by ARUP’s Foresight, Research and Innovation and Integrated City Planning Teams – Reviewed by Adrian Voce   78-81



Blending Nature in the Everyday


Peer-Reviewed Article


Early Childhood Educators’ Perceptions of Play and Inquiry on a Nature Playscape

Sue Schlembach, Leslie Kochanowski, Rhonda Douglas Brown, and Victoria

Carr    82-101


Report from the Field


Living and Playing in Nature: Daily Experiences of Tupinambá Children         102-116

Christiana Cabicieri Profice and Léa Tiriba




Under the Same Sky: Children’s Rights and the Environment, by the International Play Association, Scotland Children’s Parliament, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, and Terre des Hommes – Review by Michelle Templeton




Extending the Reach of Play


Peer-Reviewed Article


Children’s Coping, Adaption and Resilience through Play in Situations of Crisis

Sudeshna Chatterjee            119-145


Reports from the Field


“We just want to play”: Adolescents Speak about Their Access to Public Parks

Patsy Eubanks Owens          146-158


Why Do We Need Adventure Playgrounds in Rural Areas? The Revitalization Project of Ishikawa, Fukushima, Japan       159-174

Mitsunari Terada, Mariia Ermilova, and Isami Kinoshita


The Right to Play of Children Living in Migrant Workers’ Communities in Thailand

Khemporn Wirunrapan, Prasopsuk Boranmool, Krongkaew Chaiarkhom, and

Sribua Kanthawong  175-186




Access to Play for Children in Situations of Crisis Play: Rights and Practice—A Tool Kit for Staff, Managers and Policy Makers, by Martin King-Sheard and Marianne Mannello, edited by Theresa Casey –      Reviewed by Mary Ann Rintoul       187-190


How to Grow a Playspace: Development and Design, Edited by Katherine Masiulanis and Elizabeth Cummins – Reviewed by Helen Woolley  191-193



Technology Is (Not) the Enemy


Peer-Reviewed Articles


State of Play: Methodologies for Investigating Children’s Outdoor Play and Independent Mobility  194-231

Christina S. Han, Louise C. Mâsse, Andrew Wilson, Ian Janssen, Nadine

Schuurman, Mariana Brussoni, and the Playability Study Research Team


Understanding the Nature Play Milieu: Using Behavior Mapping to Investigate Children’s Activities in Outdoor Play Spaces      232-261

Adina Cox, Janet Loebach, and Sarah Little



Editors’ Conclusion


Reflections on the Challenges to Providing Optimum Environments for Play

John H. McKendrick, Janet Loebach, and Theresa Casey  262-273