New Landscape Institute fellow vows to use status to lobby government over play spaces

Adam White who has become the youngest fellow of the Landscape Institute following the award of the status last week, has pledged to use his new position, one of only seventy five in the UK, to promote better quality play spaces for children.

In making its award, the Landscape Institute singled out his role in transforming the thinking behind play space design, encouraging more innovative, challenging and risky approaches to design.

"A quarter of all children in the UK are overweight and it’s our responsibility to create more challenging, exciting and accessible children’s play spaces" said White.

"I feel privileged to join such an esteemed list of professionals and intend to use this status to continue to lobby the government to support the improvement of play spaces for all children."

White’s Kingston practice, co-directed with Andrée Davies, was highly commended by the institute's judges at the awards for its Garden of the Beasts project at Hampton Court Palace.

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