Cities for Play is a global initiative to design cities that prioritise play and independent mobility. Aligning with this, Cities for play was launched in Chennai through an ethos grants program in an effort to integrate play into the everyday lives of children living in low income and informal settlements.
The pilot project for Cities for Play is set in Ayodhya Nagar – a former informal settlement renewed by the TNSCB situated along Kamarajar promenade, Chennai. Unused corridors within the settlement were identified as areas for interventions. These corridors were transformed into spaces for exercise, sports or play. This additionally ensured the maintenance of these corridors due to their continual usage.
Project team: Vidhya Mohankumar, Srivardhan Rajalingam, Nawin Saravanan.