Yuniastuti, H. Green Open Space GOS is essential to provide a critical ecosystem service that reduces the social stress levels of a community living in densely-populated urban areas. Children, as part of an urban community, are often most affected by the lack of green space. This study employed spatial analysis using GIS and conducted interviews to the visitors to find out the needs of the children on GOS. This study observed the design and management of the Lembah Gurame Park in accordance to the principal of Child-Friendly GOS including landscape, facility and utility, park furniture, flora and fauna, as well as human activities in the Lembah Gurame Park. Many facilities and utilities are dangerous for children and very limited activities can be involved by children.
How kid-friendly urban design makes cities better for all
Republic of Korea | Child Friendly Cities Initiative
This project aimed both to carry out research on the living conditions of urban children and to analyse critically policies and programmes for children. The Italian government demonstrated its strong sense of engagement in and involved other stakeholders, such as local government and the private sector, as well as many government departments. Particular importance was attached to the joint action of the various ministries concerned Environment, Education, Social Solidarity, Equal Opportunities and Foreign Affairs and Regional governments. This had been demonstrated nearly a decade before. This political commitment was also demonstrated at local level. The CFC project in Italy had three main goals: planning the physical space as well as social and cultural interventions with children front and centre; giving children an institutional forum for formulating collective decisions; and children to move around their environment independently yet safely.
Case Study on the Child Friendly Local Governance Framework in Tagaytay City, Philippines
Community greening projects can create an opportunity for children to actively participate in changing the urban landscape. Children have a strong desire to interact with and shape their environments. In an effort to have their voices heard in the making of great public places, Evergreen invited children to become city builders and participate in an initiative called Neighbourhood Nature Play. This initiative is significantly changing the landscape of play in the City of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. The following case study provides a glimpse into some of the key factors and conditions that allow for a child-centred approach to neighbourhood placemaking.