Global perspectives: How urban parks can enhance the special connection between nature and play

September Webinar

Date: September 23, 2023

Schedule:
4:00 PM Mexico City time

Speakers:
Laura Mylan
Jenny Veitch
Amowi Phillips
Leticia Lozano

Hear case studies from diverse geographies that provide new insight and practical examples into how to best leverage the special connection between nature and play in urban parks. Learn about how nature based play experiences can create more inclusive environments for children and youth and people of all ages. Hear from leading global experts and passionate advocates from the Children, Play and Nature Committee from World Urban Parks.

Webinar objectives:

  • Introduce the audience to the diverse perspectives and experiences from experts from the children, play and nature committee.
  • Showcase case studies from around the world that leverage the special connection between nature and play for the benefit of population health and climate resilience.
  • Learn about the benefits of creating nature based play experiences for people of all ages.
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Laura Mylan

Serves as Chief Strategy Officer, External Relations, for the Children & Nature Network, a U.S.-based nonprofit working to increase equitable access to nature everywhere children live, learn and play.

Jenny Veitch

Is an Associate Professor within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research examines how the design of parks and public open spaces can optimise physical activity and social interaction.

Amowi Philips

Play & Public Space Advocate. Coordinator of the Ghana-based CSO Mmofra Foundation, leading its child-centered initiatives in play, culture and design

Leticia Lozano

Principal and Co-founder at MACIA Estudio, a multidisciplinary practice focused on creating cities where children and their communities can live, learn and play.

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