Children and Neighbourhood Design

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Neighbourhood Design: Working with children towards a child friendly city.

London has a target for 650,000 housing completions over the next ten years. Whilst the scale of this task is not to be underestimated, we must also understand the impact it will have on people and communities across the capital. Children, a significant and often overlooked group, are routinely marginalised in the race to build more, and impacted disproportionately by change and restrictions on space.

This report rethinks the way in which we can design and deliver new neighbourhoods, and improve existing ones, through observing, advocating for and working with children.

Children are the generators of community life: The secret to designing successful neighbourhoods for all age groups, is to listen to, understand and advocate for children and young people from the outset.

This research project is funded by Westminster University, A New Direction and RIBA.

Download the full report here.