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Our winning Playspace entry is featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine! Philadelphia has long lead the nation in progressive stormwater management design and now the city can also lay claim to generating designs that lead to innovative play spaces. This article from the LAM has the story. Read more about the competition here:

Landscape Architecture Magazine

BY DANIEL JOST

A palette of possible play spaces by Studio Ludo and Roofmeadow calls for natural materials including salvaged tree trunks and rainwater. A yearlong design campaign in Philadelphia promotes the value of recreation.

From the July 2016 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine.

Today, young children spend much of their time in schools and child-care centers, but these places rarely offer rich outdoor environments for unstructured play. That’s a problem, says Sharon Easterling, the executive director of the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children. Such play is not just a leisure activity. It’s how children learn. “Good early-
childhood education is really hands-on, play-based learning,” she says.

Over the past year, the association and the Community Design Collaborative in Philadelphia have partnered to bring attention to the important role that play—and thoughtfully designed play environments—can have on children’s intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. As part of an initiative called Infill Philadelphia:Play Space, they created an exhibit, brought in speakers, hosted a charrette, and sponsored a…

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