Research developed from KABOOM! and behavioral economics research firm ideas42 shows that cities must become more playable to ensure that all kids across every socio-economic background are getting the balanced and active play they need to thrive.

Together, KABOOM! and ideas42 published the white paper Using Behavioral Economics to Create Playable Cities. It identifies the behavioral bottlenecks that prevent kids from getting play and demonstrates the solutions cities can take to holistically address them. View the full paper here.

Recent Play Everywhere Projects

Our gallery is just a sample of the ideas happening across the U.S. Browse our gallery to gain inspiration for your own playces – here are a few examples to get you started.

  • Urban Thinkscape

    An empty lot was transformed into a place for puzzles, games, mathematics, and reading.

  • iPlay MIAMI Streets

    iPlay MIAMI Streets transformed dead-end streets in Miami communities into playspaces for kids.

  • Nooks

    A colorful, shapeable, snake-like structure called Nooks will be located outside the school building, accessible to all community members.