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Conceptual model for determining the effects of built environmental characteristics on children’s quality outdoor play

Shirin, Rowhani; Mahdjoubi, Lamine

Authors

Rowhani Shirin



Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to propose a conceptual model to examine the effects of built environmental characteristics on the quality of children’s outdoor play. The proposed conceptual model identifies the predominant research issues, which have significant implications on children’s opportunities for quality play. It seeks to draw together previous research and to provide a foundation for future work in this field.
This study has adopted a multidisciplinary approach in the analysis and synthesis of current and emerging bodies of work in play, the built environment, health, sociology, economy, and psychology, to name but a few. It seeks to provide guidance to research and practice, and ensure the development of innovative approaches for designing supportive and sustainable play environments for children.

Citation

Shirin, R., & Mahdjoubi, L. (2010, February). Conceptual model for determining the effects of built environmental characteristics on children’s quality outdoor play. Paper presented at Fourth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Fourth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices
Start Date Feb 13, 2010
End Date Feb 15, 2010
Publication Date Feb 13, 2010
Publicly Available Date
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords children, play, built environment, outdoors, physical activiy
Publisher URL http://2010.designprinciplesandpractices.com/index.html
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Fourth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices