Child-friendly third places

Woolcock, Geoffrey ORCID: (2019) Child-friendly third places. In: Rethinking Third Places: Informal Public Spaces and Community Building. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 56-72. ISBN 9781786433909


This chapter focuses on the notion of child-friendly third places where a variety of standout features attract children to play and inhabit. The critical scholarship on understanding child-friendly cities has increased in proportion with the growing interest in the effects of the built and natural environments on children’s well-being. The growing importance of these third places to facilitate children’s play is gradually becoming more acknowledged amongst this scholarship given increasingly constrained urban public places and amenities. Particular attention is given to the child-friendly urban precinct of South Bank Parklands in Brisbane, Australia where a diversity of third places continue to attract significant patronage.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions - Rural Economies Centre of Excellence (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2020 05:44
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2021 06:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: child-friendly, urban planning, public spaces
Fields of Research (2008): 12 Built Environment and Design > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120501 Community Planning
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3304 Urban and regional planning > 330401 Community planning
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4406 Human geography > 440699 Human geography not elsewhere classified
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441016 Urban sociology and community studies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940105 Children's/Youth Services and Childcare
C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920405 Environmental Health
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