The Safe and Fun Children’s Play Spaces: Evidence from Tokyo, Japan, and Bandung, Indonesia

Riela Provi Drianda, Isami Kinoshita

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Abstract

This paper presents findings from a research project aimed at understanding children’s perceptions of play spaces, with an emphasis on safety and fun. Six places that were considered by the respondents of the first-stage research as having both attributes of safety and fun were observed. The findings show that these spaces are generally separated from motor vehicles and the child and adult users of these spaces show socially acceptable behaviours and a positive response toward children's outdoor play. Nevertheless, the findings also point out the significant differences in the characteristics of the safe and fun play spaces in Tokyo, Japan, and Bandung, Indonesia, in terms of their user behaviour, space availability, play affordances and availability of natural elements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-460
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Urban Design
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 8
Externally publishedYes

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The Safe and Fun Children’s Play Spaces : Evidence from Tokyo, Japan, and Bandung, Indonesia. / Drianda, Riela Provi; Kinoshita, Isami.

In: Journal of Urban Design, Vol. 20, No. 4, 08.08.2015, p. 437-460.

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