The needs of children and their caregivers in new urban lifestyles:A case study of playground facilities in Hong Kong

Kin Wai Michael Siu (Corresponding Author), Yi Lin Wong, Mei Seung Lam

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Abstract

With an increasing number of working couples and a growing elderly population, young children are often taken care of by their grandparents or housemaids from the Philippines and Indonesia. The interaction between children and caregivers has thus changed to accommodate urban life. Yet public facilities for children have not kept pace with contemporary demands. Facilities for children, including playgrounds, have failed to respond to the everyday life of children and caregivers. Taking playground as a case study, this paper examines the mismatch between current playground design and the urban lifestyles of caregivers and children in Hong Kong.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conference on Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure, 2018
EditorsChristianne Falcao, Jerzy Charytonowicz
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages257-265
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319941981
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
EventAHFE International Conference on Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure, 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201825 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume788
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period21/07/1825/07/18

Keywords

  • Design standards
  • Playground
  • Public facility
  • Urban lifestyle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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