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'We Live Here Too'...What Makes a Child-Friendly Neighborhood?


Martin, K and Wood, LJ, 'We Live Here Too'...What Makes a Child-Friendly Neighborhood?, Wellbeing and the Environment, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, E Burton, R Cooper and CL Cooper (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-38. ISBN 9781118608371 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1002/9781118539415.wbwell061


This chapter identifies characteristics of child-friendly neighborhoods and summarizes the research underpinning these elements. Neighborhoods that support children and young people incorporate "places to go," "things to do," and features that provide contact with nature. The walkability, perceived safety, and aesthetic appeal of neighborhoods are also important. Places for active and imaginative play are vital, and, as children get older, so too areas for informal socializing with friends. Consulting with children and young people about what they like and want to be able to do within their neighborhood assists with enhancing sense of community and meeting the needs of the younger population.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:wellbeing, environment,
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Learning sciences
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Early childhood education
UTAS Author:Martin, K (Professor Karen Martin)
ID Code:154006
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-10-21
Last Modified:2023-01-17

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