Topic: Neighbourhood design

Urban planning affects children’s levels of independent mobility

Recent comparative study carried out in Hong Kong reveals that children’s independent mobility can be impacted by their social and cultural background but also by the neighbourhood design. Children’s independent mobility (CIM) is especially important for children’s development, especially for children aged...Read more
|Comment|author: Marketa Vesela

Healthy community design can benefit children

Child-friendly communities provide safety, through traffic calming devices, such as ‘home zones’, and opportunities for play, through incorporation of natural features, public art and parks. Yet the evidence suggests that deprived neighbourhoods are more likely to...Read more
|Comment|author: Marketa Vesela