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Teenagers and the City


Marelja, Mia and Norrie, Helen, Teenagers and the City, UrbanAgiNation: Proceedings of the International Urban Design Conference 2013, 9-11 September 2013, Sydney, Australia, pp. 105-120. ISBN 9781922232076 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Teenagers are key users of public spaces in cities, however, they are often excluded from public spaces and planning policies that frequently discourage and restrict their use of these places. This study acknowledges that designing for teenagers has the potential to create diverse and inclusive spaces for all ages where new social interactions are able to cultivate, facilitating inclusive and cohesive urban environments. Therefore, it speculates on tactics for creating the teenager-inclusive spaces, using the Hobart city centre as a case study. This involves an in-depth investigation into existing research in order to propose urban strategies of informal and temporary interventions that facilitate ‘active and productive’ engagement, that assist in creating more inclusive cities for teenagers.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:urban design, teenagers, children in the city, civic engagement
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architecture not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Marelja, Mia (Miss Mia Marelja)
UTAS Author:Norrie, Helen (Dr Helen Norrie)
ID Code:89898
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2014-03-18
Last Modified:2015-02-11
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