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Ten questions concerning a new adolescent health urbanism

Knöll, Martin ; Roe, Jenny (2019)
Ten questions concerning a new adolescent health urbanism.
In: Building and Environment, 2017, 126
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Item Type: Article
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Ten questions concerning a new adolescent health urbanism
Language: English
Date: 23 January 2019
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal or Publication Title: Building and Environment
Volume of the journal: 126
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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.

Status: Postprint
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-83167
Classification DDC: 700 Arts and recreation > 710 Landscaping and area planning
700 Arts and recreation > 720 Architecture
Divisions: 15 Department of Architecture > Fachgruppe E: Stadtplanung > Urban Health Games
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 13:29
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2024 13:21
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/8316
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