Designing Cities with Children and Young People: Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks

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Kate Bishop, Linda Corkery
Routledge, May 25, 2017 - Architecture - 278 pages

Designing Cities with Children and Young People focuses on promoting better outcomes in the built environment for children and young people in cities across the world. This book presents the experience of practitioners and researchers who actively advocate for and participate with children and youth in planning and designing urban environments. It aims to cultivate champions for children and young people among urban development professionals, to ensure that their rights and needs are fully acknowledged and accommodated.

With international and interdisciplinary contributors, this book sets out to build bridges and provide resources for policy makers, social planners, design practitioners and students. The content moves from how we conceptualize children in the built environment, what we have discovered through research, how we frame the task and legislate for it, and how we design for and with children. Designing Cities with Children and Young People ultimately aims to bring about change to planning and design policies and practice for the benefit of children and young people in cities everywhere.



List of contributors
Child Friendly Cities
Nordic child friendly urban planning reconsidered
Envisioning urban futures with children and young
Utilizing research for the benefit of childrens lives
children and young people sharing
policies and politics that influence
How are Child Impact Assessments used in planning child
NSW parliamentary inquiries into children young people
young peoples involvement in youth
children and adolescents in local decision
Preparing children and young people for participation

a childrens audit
Accommodating childrens activities in the shared spaces
Case studies

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About the author (2017)

Kate Bishop PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales. Her background in environment-behaviour research underpins her teaching, research and her particular area of interest: children, youth and environments. She specializes in the design of environments for children with special needs, pediatric facilities and participatory methodologies with children and young people.

Linda Corkery is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales. Her research and teaching focuses on the social dimensions of urban landscapes, including public parklands and open space, urban landscape planning and design, and collaborative design processes. Linda is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and a member of the Environmental Design Research Association.