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Awarded by The Landscape Institute, 2013

Research in play

”Jono Burgess, winner of the student dissertation prize, has chosen as his topic for examination of how play can foster independence. What is particularly interesting is that he has not just looked at good play and bad play surroundings, but has developed a system of measurement and appraisal… The great play spaces of the last few years have been designed largely by gut feel. Jono Burgess’s research just might help the next generation to become even better.”

Ruth Slavid, Editor of Landscape Institute journal, 2013

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Link to abstract from ‘Enabling Creative Independence in Child’s Play’ (