Author(s): Kate Bishop
Beyond Playgrounds and Skate Parks focuses on promoting better outcomes in the built environment for children and young people in cities. The principal aim of this book is to cultivate champions for children and young people amongst those professions that commission, create and construct the built environment. It presents an interdisciplinary, cross-sectorial discussion which spans the whole process associated with developing the built environment. Its journey moves through how we think about children in the built environment, frame the task and legislate for it, and ultimately how we design for them and with them. The book's interdisciplinary approach is a point of difference and reflects both the nature of the problems in contemporary urban planning and design and the nature of the solutions required. The book aims to build bridges and understanding between different players, providing a resource for policy makers, social planners, design practitioners and students in these fields and this is reflected in the international and interdisciplinary group of authors. Ultimately Beyond Skate Parks and Playgrounds aims to bring about change to policy, planning and design practice in the developed world and is distinguished by its focus on the design process rather than product; through its emphasis on evidence-based design and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration for better problem solving.
Kate Bishop PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales. Her background in environment -behaviour research underpins her teaching, research and her particular area of interest: children, youth and environments. She specialises in the design of environments for children with special needs; paediatric facilities and participatory methodologies with children and young people. Linda Corkery is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Faculty of Built Environment at the University of New South Wales. Her research and teaching focuses on the social dimensions of urban landscapes, including public parklands and open space; urban landscape planning and design; and collaborative design processes. Linda is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and a member of the Environmental Design Research Association.
Foreword Introduction Kate Bishop and Linda Corkery Part 1: Global and regional initiatives with local value * Child Friendly Cities: a model of planning for sustainable development Karen Malone * Children as natural change agents: Child Friendly Cities as Resilient Cities Victoria Derr, Louise Chawla and Willem van Vliet * Nordic child-friendly urban planning reconsidered Fredrika Martensson and Maria Nordstrom * Envisioning urban futures with children in Australia Linda Corkery Part 2: Utilizing research with children and young people * A place for adolescents: the power of research to inform the built environment Patsy Eubanks Owens * Utilizing research for the benefit of children's lives in cities: acknowledging barriers and embracing change Kate Bishop * Being ourselves: children and young people sharing urban open spaces Helen Woolley * Children as urban design consultants: a children's audit of a central city square in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand Penelope Carroll and Karen Witten Case Studies: Part 1 Part 3: Instruments with impact: legislation and policy * Accommodating children's activities in the shared spaces of high density and master planned developments Cathy Sherry * Every child matters: policies and politics that influence children's experience of outdoor environments in England Helen Woolley * How are Child Impact Analyses used in planning child-friendly environments: the Swedish experience Maria Nordstrom * NSW parliamentary inquiries into children, young people and the built environment: what are they and how did they come about? Linda Corkery and Kate Bishop Part 4: Perspectives from participatory practice with children and young people * Designing with children: a practitioner's perspective Fiona Robbe * At the 'center': young people's involvement in youth centers from design to usage Katina Dimoulias * Engaging children and adolescents in local decision-making: Growing Up Boulder as a practical model Mara Mintzer and Debra Flanders Cushing * Preparing children and young people for participation in planning and design: built environment education in Germany Angela Million Conclusion Kate Bishop and Linda Corkery Case Studies: Part 2 Index