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Från koja till plan

om barnperspektiv på utemiljön i planeringssammanhang

Kylin, Maria (2004). Från koja till plan. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Alnarp : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae. Agraria, 1401-6249 ; 472
ISBN 91-576-6754-3
[Doctoral thesis]

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This thesis concerns questions regarding how children’s perspectives on the outdoor environment can be approached in a planning context. Attention is drawn to the general understanding of childhood and the definition of outdoor environment as variables in different planning contexts. Together these variables define in which way children become visible in the planning context. Children’s participation is emphasized in contemporary planning. This thesis argues that understanding and insights concerning children’s experiences and understanding of their own places can create complementary lines of communication. The first article provides the empirical and methodological point of departure. Through walkabouts with children, questions are developed concerning children’s use and experiences of outdoor environments. These questions are compared and related to problems, insights and experiences that planners have concerning environments for children. Parts of two perspectives are described in order to elucidate some of the problems that can arise due to differences between a child’s perspective and a planner’s perspective. In the second article children’s own places is the pivot. Through in depth studies of children’s dens it is shown that finding a suitable place, collecting, sorting and manipulating with environment and accessible materials are crucial parts of starting a den making process and appropriating a place as one’s own. Specific examples are put forward which show the close relationship between children’s experience and understanding of the outdoor environment and their construction and design of dens. Children’s dens are used to exemplify and clarify the difference between children’s perspectives and planner’s perspectives. The last article is concerned with the theoretical and practical analysis of these questions. Through interviews, studies of planning documents and reflections on my own planning experience an analysis is made of the importance of maps and plans as tools in the planning process. It is argued that the bias of these tools emphasizes and reinforces the visual point of departure to the physical environment and outdoor places, while children’s multi-sensuous and acting oriented point of departure is difficult to handle and process in maps and plans. A practical contribution is suggested on how to improve insights and understanding of children’s perspectives in planning contexts.

Authors/Creators:Kylin, Maria
Title:Från koja till plan
Subtitle:om barnperspektiv på utemiljön i planeringssammanhang
Series Name/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae. Agraria
Year of publishing :August 2004
Number of Pages:39
ALLI. Barnperspektiv på utemiljön. Publicerad i Nordisk Arkitekturforskning. Vol. 14, No 1, 2001. II. Children´s Dens. Publicerad i Children Youth and Environments Vol. 13. No 1, 2003. http://cye.colorado.edu III. Runda bollar i fyrkantiga hål - fysisk planering med barnperspektiv. Inskickat manuskript.
Place of Publication:Alnarp
ISBN for printed version:91-576-6754-3
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
Subjects:Not in use, please see Agris categories
Agrovoc terms:landscaping, design, planning, children, landscape, social behaviour
Keywords:plans, landscapearchitecture, landscape planning, space, place, forts, huts, children
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ID Code:600
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Deposited By: Staff Epsilon
Deposited On:17 Aug 2004 00:00
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