CHILD-FRIENDLY URBAN DESIGN: NATURALISTIC PLAYGROUNDS AS AN ACTIVE LEARNING CLASSROOM

Blog entry published by Georgina Walker on 10 November 2023   Understanding Child-Friendly Urban Design Child-friendly urban design is not a new concept, and neither is the variations in the definitions of what signifies ‘child-friendly’ design and how to measure the impact. However, as noted in the lecture by Dr Alkistis Pitsikali, the overarching connection Read the full article…

CHILD FRIENDLY URBAN DESIGN

BACKGROUD 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. Safety Reducing pollution, increasing green space Read the full article…

Benefits of Prioritizing Child-friendly Urban Design

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Benefits of Prioritizing Child-friendly Urban Design Definition: Nowadays, more and more cities are designed without considering the needs of different people, just like children who need more space for activities. Van Vliet and Karsten have said that ‘The Child-Friendly City (CFC) label means different things to different people, influenced by their professional interests’ (Van Vliet Read the full article…

FOUR BASIC CONDITIONS FOR CHILDREN FRIENDLY URBAN DESIGN

INTRODUCTION With the development of society, researchers found that more than half of the children in the world are growing up in cities. According to statistics, by 2030, up to 60 percent of the world’s urban population will be under 18 years old. That’s why urban designers began to explore child-friendly cities. But to become a Read the full article…