Involving children in land-use planning - Sandnes, Norway

  • Posted on: 27 November 2017
  • By: Melanie Haeusel

The Sandnes Municipal Council has made systematic efforts to identify and promote the interests of children and young people in local planning work.
The Children’s Trail programme has enabled children to identify and register 1265 play areas, 550 short cuts, 130 reference areas for schools and 185 reference areas for nurseries. These registered areas have been entered on digital maps and air photo maps and are required to be used in all planning activities to safeguard important play areas.

A city for young and old – Griesheim, Germany

  • Posted on: 23 November 2017
  • By: Susanne Wrighton
Playing equipment on the streets

Most cities are designed for car drivers and therefore offer few opportunities for children and senior citizens to enjoy their city. In fact, there are not enough places for children to play apart from playgrounds. For seniors there are only a few places to sit and rest. Especially elderly people who are impaired due to illness or disability have a need for places to rest and regain some strength.

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