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Ten questions concerning a new adolescent health urbanism

Knöll, Martin ; Roe, Jenny (2017):
Ten questions concerning a new adolescent health urbanism.
In: Building and Environment, 126, pp. 496-506. Elsevier, ISSN 0360-1323,

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Item Type: Article
Title: Ten questions concerning a new adolescent health urbanism
Language: English

This article sets out an urban health model and conceptual framework for researching environments that support adolescent health and wellbeing. Our focus is on 10–19 year olds, an age group that has been neglected by researchers in the otherwise emerging and dynamic field of design and health over the past decade. The Ten Questions address adolescent urban lifestyles and their relation to health outcomes in Europe, adolescent perceptions of the built environment and age specific physical, social, digital and emotional affordances as well as, addressing how to increase participation of adolescents in health-oriented urban design processes. A model of adolescent health urbanism is introduced that integrates place and person characteristics in a dynamic model that addresses everyday practices across the adolescent age span. Based on a review of the evidence from urban planning and environmental psychology literature, this article emphasises the need for a more adolescent-responsive urban design process, the need for more research into age-specific urban affordances; integration of new technologies to forge mobility in and engagement with in the co-design of cities allowing stakeholders to make better-informed planning decisions.

Journal or Publication Title: Building and Environment
Volume of the journal: 126
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Publisher: Elsevier
Classification DDC: 700 Künste und Unterhaltung > 710 Landschaftsgestaltung, Raumplanung
700 Künste und Unterhaltung > 720 Architektur
Divisions: 15 Department of Architecture > Fachgruppe E: Stadtplanung > Urban Health Games
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 13:29
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2022 11:39
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URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-83167
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/8316
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