Urban Playground: How Child-Friendly Planning and Design Can Save Cities (Paperback)

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Description


What type of cities do we want our children to grow up in? Car-dominated, noisy, polluted and devoid of nature? Or walkable, welcoming, and green? As the climate crisis and urbanisation escalate, cities urgently need to become more inclusive and sustainable. This book reveals how seeing cities through the eyes of children strengthens the case for planning and transportation policies that work for people of all ages, and for the planet. It shows how urban designers and city planners can incorporate child friendly insights and ideas into their masterplans, public spaces and streetscapes. Healthier children mean happier families, stronger communities, greener neighbourhoods, and an economy focused on the long-term. Make cities better for everyone.

About the Author


Tim Gill is an independent scholar and consultant based in London whose work focuses on children's play, free time and planning. He is former director of the Children's Play Council (now Play England) and a Built Environment Enabler for the Design Council. The New York Times described his 2007 book No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk-Averse Society as "a handbook for the movement for freer, riskier play.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781859469293
ISBN-10: 1859469299
Publisher: Riba Publishing
Publication Date: February 1st, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English