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2. Playful cities with Leticia Lozano
Episode 229th March 2023 • PodParks • World Urban Parks
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In this week’s episode of PodParks, Alice is joined by Leticia Lozano, play specialist and co-founder/director of MACIA studio. Leticia is a trained architect who has worked on a variety of multidisciplinary projects focused on urban design and public space creation. Her interest in cities for play began during her work with the European Art Led Regeneration Project, where she led play-centered city transformations across various European cities. Following this, she headed the Playful City Area for Mexico City’s Lab for the City, where she positioned childhood and play at the center stage of public policy, design and decision-making.

Leticia explains that play is crucial in the early development of children since different experiences influence their growth. Play helps children develop their personalities, understand their place in their environment, and develop skills that they will use throughout their lives. But designing cities for children has even more benefits for the wider community.

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