built4kids - A good practice guide to creating child-friendly built environments
PDF Document (23.69 MB)
22 Jun 2009
built4kids is a resource developed by the Commission to help create built environments with and for children and young people. It can be used by local councils, government agencies, planners, schools, architects, developers and other professionals.
Built and natural environments impact on children and young people's well-being, including their physical and mental health.
Like adults, kids want their environments to be safe, friendly and inclusive, with facilities that are flexible and easy to get to.
built4kids has been developed by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People to help create built environments that meet the needs of children and young people.
built4kids includes a set of child-friendly community indicators to help monitor and improve the built environment for kids, as well as case studies giving real life examples of how kids have contributed to developing their local built environment.
built4kids can be used by local councils, government agencies, planners, schools, architects, developers and others to plan and set strategic directions, develop design guidelines or assess development proposals.
Download the complete resource (25MB) at the link below or download the section you need:
Section 1 - About this guide (5MB)
Section 2 - Child-friendly environments (2MB)
Section 3 - Questions to ask (3.5MB)
Section 4 - Involving children in decision-making (6MB)
Section 5 - Benefits and indicator frameworks (3.8MB)
Section 6 - Case studies (3MB)
Section 7 - Acknowledgements and appendix (1.5MB)
Also for download is a rich text verion of the child-friendly indicators (600KB)
built4kids has been downloaded more than 75,000 times from the Commissions website as well as distributed to local councils across NSW and relevant industry bodies. To better understand how built4kids is being used, the Commission has engaged the Urban Research Program, Griffith University to survey local councils and other users of built4kids. We would appreciate if you could fill in the survey here. Thank you for your assistance.
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