Let’s Celebrate International Day of the Girl

Last week, our Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss said the UK shouldn’t be ‘worried like some teenage girl at a party’...

It’s the never right amount of fear

We’ve been thinking a lot about safety and public spaces this week, for obvious reasons. It’s the single most important...

The Public Sector Equality Duty… a planning barrister’s view

We’ve blogged about the Public Sector Equality Duty before. It’s a legal obligation under the Equalities Act 2010 and provides...

questions, questions, questions

questions, questions, questions

Friends of Rowntree Park in York want to make their spaces work for teenage girls. They’ve already begun work on...

Jammy Dodgers

This is not a sentence that I’d anticipated writing as a middle aged woman, but over the last ten days,...

What’s that coming over the hill, is it some data?

Data matters: and people collect data about things that matter. To them. And that’s the point: the absence of data...

hey girls, you just ruled yourself out

A town council has decided to fund a skate jam, but every single person on the promotional video for the...

The five times-table and why we treat children like shrimp…

A few weeks ago, we had a great meeting with Michael Follett at OPAL (The OPAL Primary Programme – Outdoor...

The territories of skate parks

We’re really pleased to share this guest post by Jacquelyn Collins, who works as an Activation Advisor for Auckland Council...

Field work (in the car park)

Field work (in the car park)

Lockdown has been an good time to watch how girls have been using public space. A month or so ago...