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maroofi S, maroofi Z. Recognizing child-friendly street indicators with emphasis on children's views (Case Study: Mesbah Street, Karaj). Urban Design Discourse
a Review of Contemporary Litreatures and Theories 2020; 1 (3) :18-32
URL: http://udd.modares.ac.ir/article-40-40531-en.html
1- Assistant Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning in technical university of Buein Zahra , akmaroufi@yahoo.com
2- MSc student of urban design Imam Khomeini International University
Abstract:   (1943 Views)
As part of the community, children have their own needs, desires, and preferences. Citizens who have been neglected in social life, especially in the design of cities and the creation of urban environments. The purpose of this research is to investigate the needs, desires and preferences of children in providing planning and design indicators for urban spaces. The main research questions are: What are the desirable street indicators from a children's perspective? What are the practical solutions for the indicators in the study area? In this research, documentary study method and content analysis were used to identify design and planning indicators of child-friendly Street. In order to identify the needs and desires of the children, 40 13- to 12-year-old students of Hajar Primary School in Mesbah Street in Karaj were asked to write down the characteristics of their desired street. To examine the collected textual data, the concepts contained in the textual data were first extracted, coded and categorized based on the content presented. After classification, the frequency of codes in each category was determined. Objective and visual dimension had the highest frequency in recognizing the desired indicators of children. As such, 28% of the data were related to the visual dimension. Social dimensions (24%), activity (23.27%), psychological (15.27%) and finally environmental (9.45%) were the least important factors for children
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Article Type: Qualitative Research | Subject: Quality of Urban Public Spaces
Received: 2020/02/8 | Accepted: 2020/06/23 | Published: 2020/09/5

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