Design for Children

Design for childrenLandscape architects will appreciate this thoughtful book chapter by Shweta Nanekar about child friendly environments. Part way through the chapter universal design is introduced, “However, when designing outdoor environments for children, including childcare centers, schools or public parks, it is essential to think above and beyond accessibility standards. Populations with physical disabilities are proportionately less than those with sensory disabilities which include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, and other social and cognitive disabilities. On a broader scale, multigenerational and cultural inclusion should also be a consideration, especially in public spaces. It is a challenge for the designers of children’s spaces to make the adaptable for each user”. Download the chapter (page 190) from Researchgate