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Transforming city neighbourhoods in a child-friendly way to increase the quality of life for all citizens

Transforming city neighbourhoods in a child-friendly way to increase the quality of life for all citizens
Transforming city neighbourhoods in a child-friendly way to increase the quality of life for all citizens
City planning has historically been largely top down, with a focus on economic development and association with
motor car use, which has led to many problems in our cities. There is now growing appetite for change, with a
move towards liveable neighbourhoods that also encourage active mobility, but the mechanisms for delivering this
for the benefit of the wider population are still being investigated, and city planners and policy makers need further
ideas and inspirations in order to achieve these objectives. This paper therefore uses the findings from the EU
Horizon 2020 Metamorphosis Project to show how a bottom-up approach that engage children, as well as wider
communities as a whole, can provide the inspirations for change, and improve the existing processes and schemes
for increasing active travel in the cities highlighted, as well as enhancing the liveability of its streets and shared
spaces for people, especially children.
Child-friendly neighbourhoods, Future cities, Active mobility, Interventions in public space, Temporary street openings/closures, Tactical urbanism
Transport Research Arena (TRA)
Wong, Alan
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van Apeldoorn, Nick
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Wrighton, Susanne
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Reiter, Karl
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Glock, Jan Peter
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Dazzo, Loredana
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Preston, Jonathan
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Wong, Alan
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van Apeldoorn, Nick
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Wrighton, Susanne
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Reiter, Karl
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Glock, Jan Peter
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Dazzo, Loredana
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Preston, Jonathan
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Wong, Alan, van Apeldoorn, Nick, Wrighton, Susanne, Reiter, Karl, Glock, Jan Peter, Dazzo, Loredana and Preston, Jonathan (2020) Transforming city neighbourhoods in a child-friendly way to increase the quality of life for all citizens. In Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2020: Proceedings of the Conference (cancelled due to the impact of Covid-19). vol. TRA 2020, Transport Research Arena (TRA). 6 pp . (In Press)

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Abstract

City planning has historically been largely top down, with a focus on economic development and association with
motor car use, which has led to many problems in our cities. There is now growing appetite for change, with a
move towards liveable neighbourhoods that also encourage active mobility, but the mechanisms for delivering this
for the benefit of the wider population are still being investigated, and city planners and policy makers need further
ideas and inspirations in order to achieve these objectives. This paper therefore uses the findings from the EU
Horizon 2020 Metamorphosis Project to show how a bottom-up approach that engage children, as well as wider
communities as a whole, can provide the inspirations for change, and improve the existing processes and schemes
for increasing active travel in the cities highlighted, as well as enhancing the liveability of its streets and shared
spaces for people, especially children.

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Accepted/In Press date: 27 April 2020
Venue - Dates: Transport Research Arena 2020: TRA 8th International Conference, Helsinki (Cancelled), Helsinki (Cancelled due to Covid-19), Helsinki, Finland, 2020-04-26 - 2020-04-30
Keywords: Child-friendly neighbourhoods, Future cities, Active mobility, Interventions in public space, Temporary street openings/closures, Tactical urbanism

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Local EPrints ID: 446419
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/446419
PURE UUID: 9b912103-7b94-4939-98bd-836ded9befc7
ORCID for Jonathan Preston: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6866-049X

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Date deposited: 09 Feb 2021 17:30
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 17:06

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Author: Alan Wong
Author: Nick van Apeldoorn
Author: Susanne Wrighton
Author: Karl Reiter
Author: Jan Peter Glock
Author: Loredana Dazzo

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