LAEP Speaker Series: Dan Jost

The Tenuous Renaissance?in Playscape Design

In recent?years, the U.S. has undergone a renaissance in playscape design. Those designing and commissioning playgrounds are increasingly moving away from static pole and platform structures that provide?little play value and even less challenge. While safety is still one of the major drivers of playground?design, there?is an increasing understanding that not all risks can or should be limited--and some are beneficial. The adventure playground--where children build their own environments with hammers and saws--has made a bit of a comeback, and loose parts are being embraced on a wider scale. Innovative climbing features let children climb higher, farther, and in more social?ways--while limiting falls from high places. And designers are increasingly bringing nature into playscapes--which has positive?impacts on children's?health and well-being.?

In this presentation, Daniel Jost will discuss the playscape renaissance taking place, some of the playscapes he documented as a writer at Landscape Architecture Magazine, and his own efforts to support thoughtful playscapes and outdoor learning environments.

When

Friday, February 10, 2023 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Where

Fine Arts Visual
   Room: 150

Event Type

Lecture/Readings

Department

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Target Audience

Students,Alumni,Faculty,Staff,General Public

Website

https://caas.usu.edu/laep/speaker-series/index

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Cost

Free

Event Contact

Name: Deandra Harps
Phone: 435-797-9245
Email: deandra.harps@usu.edu

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