Intergenerational Spaces: Designing for urban childhoods

Normah Sulaiman, Filzani Illia Ibrahim


More recently, an emerging global child-friendly cities movement shifted the focus onto children’s right and participation. While this movement’s values were and are beyond approach, it has had very little influence on the built form of cities. The research question in this paper is what a sustainable, successful, healthy city looks like. Hence, the objectives are (1) to describe and identify the different critical terminologies of the urban landscape and its inter-relation with sustainability and (2) to illustrate the landscape architectural forms and spaces through visualization and expression of space in the way of presentation.

Keywords: urban childhood; landscape; sustainability

eISSN: 2398-4295 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER, ABRA & cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.



urban childhood; landscape; sustainability

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