CHILD FRIENDLY URBAN DESIGN
Over the past few centuries, most designers have failed to take children’s needs into consideration. But it is very necessary to build a child-friendly city, which plays a vital role in the healthy development of children.
HOW TO ACHIEVE THIS
Our cities need to have the following characteristics.
Reducing pollution, increasing green space design, and improving the construction of children’s infrastructure to make children’s movements safer and freer. For example, establishIing relevant regulations on air pollution, such as the harm caused to children by vehicle exhaust emissions.
Building indoor public spaces suitable for children’s entertainment and provide children with cultural and sports activities and reading and entertainment venues. And adding outdoor activity spaces, such as parks and spaces for exploration, while ensuring safety.
Improving corresponding laws and regulations to maximize the protection of children’s rights. Children can participate in some decisions and receive appropriate respect.
Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground
Located next to her Kensington Palace home, the playground is a fitting tribute for a princess who loved the innocence of childhood.
This playground provides an area for children with reduced mobility and able-bodied children to play together and seeks to promote their physical, creative, social and educational development. The story of Peter Pan inspired designers to create an environment that encouraged children to explore and follow their imaginations, learning through play.
At the same time, this playground also has the following safety regulations.
- Please supervise your children at all times
- No glass bottles or jars allowed
- Cycling, rollerblading, scooters and ball sports are prohibited
- Adult bikes/cargo bikes are not allowed
- Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited in the playground
- Alcohol is not allowed in the playground
- Only registered assistance dogs allowed
In general, designers should integrate child-friendly concepts into urban design from the beginning. Such a city will be more conducive to the growth of children and will also bring new vitality to residents.