How Play is Evolving

Episode 030 • 47 min

What does the future of play look like in a socially distanced world?

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In this episode, Sam is joined by Cheri Ruane to dive into the world of play design. Cheri is the Vice President and Landscape Architecture Practice Leader at Weston and Sampson, a design and engineering firm committed to improving the natural and built environment. Their guest is Michael Laris, the VP of Global Innovation at PlayPower, the world’s largest playground and recreational equipment manufacturer. Together they discuss the unique design behind playful environments, how to build more playful experiences into our cities, and the effect COVID has on outdoor play.


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