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Journeys to play: planning considerations to engender inclusive playspaces


Stafford, L, Journeys to play: planning considerations to engender inclusive playspaces, Landscape Research, 42, (1) pp. 33-46. ISSN 0142-6397 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/01426397.2016.1241872


Making playspaces inclusive has predominately focused on internal design, addressing factors that constrain play experiences within these spaces for children with diverse impairments and their families. Less attention, however, has been paid to the journey to the site and how that may influence the decision to visit these environments. This paper contributes to this area by discussing the experiences of 10 children with diverse mobility impairments, aged 9–12-years-old, and their families from south-east Queensland, Australia. This person–environment study of their journeys to playgrounds illuminates the role getting to the site and entering the site plays in shaping decisions to actually visit playspaces. The findings also identify key considerations applicable to open space planning and site planning, towards achieving inclusive landscapes for play.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:inclusive playspaces, planning, playgrounds, mobility, children, disability
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Landscape architecture
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction planning
Objective Field:Urban planning
UTAS Author:Stafford, L (Dr Lisa Stafford)
ID Code:149323
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2022-03-24
Last Modified:2022-05-24

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