Making neighbourhoods more neighbourly

On Wednesday 6 April, Rethinking Cities and PLAYLINK hosted an event in two parts: a Walkshop from 3.00pm Meeting at Denmark Hill Station followed by a Talk the Walk from 5.00pm – 7.30pm at the Clore Studio at the South London Gallery London SE5 8UH.

The theme was “making neighbourhoods more neighbourly”: Informal social neighbourliness, a sense of ease across generations, are qualities too infrequently associated with inner city or suburban neighbourhoods.  Why should this be so?  We believe that the local outdoors can and should allow for fun and the easy inter-play between generations.  Why is this not happening as often as we think it should? If we can imagine – and wish for – a playable and walkable neighbourhood, what needs to be done to make this a reality?

Talk the Walk brings professionals and community leaders from the worlds of the built environment, green spaces, housing, play, public health and transport together with those working to deliver healthy lifestyles.  Co-hosted at the South London Gallery by Rethinking Cities and PLAYLINK this Talk the Walkwas well attended by more than 40 participants drawn from housing, regeneration and wellbeing. Read more about the event and who took part.

This article previously appeared on the Rethinking Cities website