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Children Are Being Airbrushed From the Planning Process

Illustration: Andrzej Krause

Leeds makes much of being a child-friendly city. But it, like many other places in the UK, ignores them completely when it comes to planning communities. George Monbiot, writing for the Guardian:

“Given all that we know about the physical and psychological impacts of this confinement, you would expect the authorities to ensure that the remaining 10% of their diminished range is designed to draw children out of their homes. Yet almost everywhere they are designed out. Housing estates are built on the playing fields and rough patches children used to inhabit, and offer almost nothing in return.”