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  • Fold-up Playgrounds for active Urbanites
  • Fold-up Playgrounds for active Urbanites
    Kyung Roh and B.U.S. Architecture (2016) ©

Fold-up Playgrounds for active Urbanites

In the UK, Persil's 'Free The Kids' campaign emphasised the fact that kids no longer play outside, spending less time outdoors than a prison inmate. And it's a similar story in South Korea, where playing on screens is preferred to playing in parks. Could fold-up playgrounds boost urban recreation?



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