Mike Lanza

Author: Mike Lanza, surrounded by his family
Mike Lanza is shown here at his front yard picnic table, surrounded by his family: from left, Marco (7), Leo (2), wife Perla Ni, and Nico (4).
Mike Lanza is author of  Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play .  He also blogs at  Playborhood.com . He's worked hard to create a very rich neighborhood play life for his three boys - ages 7, 4, and 2 - in Menlo Park, California. He's also discovered and written about dozens of neighborhoods throughout North America that are doing innovative things to make a vibrant life for kids. Prior to his writing career, Mike was a five-time software and Internet entrepreneur in Silicon Valley.  He holds an MA in Education, an MBA, and an MA and BA in Economics, all from Stanford University.

You can contact Mike at mike (at) playborhood.com


TedX San Mateo, San Mateo, CA, Sept. 17, 2011


Craigslist Foundation Bootcamp,

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Place Matters with Katherine Loflin, March 8, 2012


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