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What could public spaces designed by girls look like?

Last month, I wrote about how to design spaces for girls, based on research by Gerben Helleman, a Dutch urban geographer, who found that girls are restricted in their opportunities for play in many public spaces.

To continue this conversation, I discovered that Make Space for Girls, a non-profit organization that campaigns for girl-focused public spaces, released a set of design examples.

According to the organization, “the single best way to create a park which works for teenage girls is to talk to them. Find out how they use the park, how it makes them feel, and what would make it more attractive for them.

But it’s hard for girls to imagine what might work, because they’ve probably never seen a space designed for them. Which is where these pictures come in.”