Children's Nomination of Friendly Places in an Urban Neighbourhood in Shiraz, Iran

Ramezani, Samira and Said, Ismail (2013) Children's Nomination of Friendly Places in an Urban Neighbourhood in Shiraz, Iran. Children's Geographies, 11 (1). pp. 7-27. ISSN 1473-3285

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Abstract

This study investigates how children conceive of and value the outdoor environment as a child-friendly one with particular reference to an urban neighbourhood in Shiraz, Iran. It utilizes Chatterjee's (2005. "Children's Friendship with Place: A Conceptual Inquiry." Children, Youth and Environments 15 (1): 1-26) place friendship construct to find out friendly places and their attributes from children's points of view. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 106 middle childhood children. Findings suggest that a child-friendly neighbourhood is made up of diverse places that children use to meet their different needs. However, formal and informal open spaces, private precincts, and streets in the neighbourhood afforded highest contributions to place friendship.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: child-friendly city; middle-childhood; place friendship; urban design; urban planning
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2014 05:13
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2014 05:13
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/463

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