Transforming Cities into Playful Learning Spaces

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it apparent that kids need a wider range of enriching learning opportunities that address growing educational inequities. Playful Learning Landscapes is an innovative approach to education that reimagines the urban realm by linking learning science, placemaking, and community values to transform public spaces like bus stops and parks into hubs for playful learning. This session offers guidance for city-level policy change and scaling playful learning initiatives.

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Grace Cannon

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, City of Philadelphia

Helen Hadani

The Brookings Institution

Rigo Rodriguez

Santa Ana Unified School District

Jennifer Vey

The Brookings Institution

This event will be in person







Policy & Civic Engagement


Basic Understanding

Focus Area:

Early Learning