Child friendly urbanism : successful examples, best practices & resources, and strategies for success

dc.contributor.advisorAlmy, Deanen
dc.creatorPalone, Annieen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T16:20:14Z
dc.date.available2016-02-24T16:20:14Z
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.description.abstractIn the past fifty years, urban children have lost their freedom to roam, to explore, and to make meaning of the world around them. Kids need free time, free play, and access to nature if they are to develop into healthy, environmentally-engaged adults. Environmental education, ecoliteracy, and time spent outdoors in free play, can help to re-engage children with the world around them, and to build the foundation of positive environmental attitudes that they will take into adulthood. This study collects resources and strategies in the hope of inspiring urban designers to prioritize the making of child friendly urban places. Addressing sustainability through the prioritization of “future generations” – starting with today’s children – this study offers examples, resources, and best practice, to posit strategies for child friendly urban design. Strategies and resources for restoring lost habitats through contemporary initiatives, including Nature Play and Learning areas, schoolyards reimagined as community playgrounds, and teaching gardens are outlined. Successful examples from three exemplary cities (Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Stockholm) are documented at three scales of intervention (ecodistricts, housing, and play places), in order to identify additional 21st century strategies for child friendly city-making. These strategies are tested in East Boston, where four “acupuncture” sites, identified through careful analysis, are updated with elements of “Nature Play,” chosen according to a site conditions matrix.en
dc.description.departmentArchitectureen
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2BH6Men
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/33389en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen
dc.subjectChild friendly urban placesen
dc.subjectUrban childrenen
dc.subjectEnvironmental educationen
dc.subjectEcoliteracyen
dc.subjectNature playen
dc.subjectLearning areasen
dc.subjectEcodistrictsen
dc.titleChild friendly urbanism : successful examples, best practices & resources, and strategies for successen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentArchitecture, School ofen
thesis.degree.disciplineUrban Designen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Sicence in Urban Designen
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