Letthechildrenplay!Jamie Nicholls, Landscape ArchitectAAPQ, CSLA, ASLAPhD candidate, McGill school of urban planning
There is a divide between the way children perceive landscape and        its elements with how adults perceive the landsca...
Vs.The way that children use the landscape, when given free choice,          often runs counter to our design intentions.
Post occupancy evaluations ofspaces are a valuable tool tosee where intention meets useand where it doesn’t.
Children are not a unitarygroup. Like adults, childrenare a heterogeneous group.
The concept of the play-ground is essentially a 19thcentury idea.
Proximity and Equity in play-ground equipment provisiondo not determine use or qual-ity.
Quality
source:http://www.littledream-ers.com/sand.htm
source: http://www.                                               leaparkandplay.com/                                     ...
Beyond Safety vs. Risk.Toward holistic and qualityframeworks.
7Cs Design CriteriaContextCharacterClarityChangeChallengeChanceConnectivity
Thank you.
Jamie Nicholls - Let the Children Play
Jamie Nicholls - Let the Children Play
Jamie Nicholls - Let the Children Play
Jamie Nicholls - Let the Children Play
Jamie Nicholls - Let the Children Play
Jamie Nicholls - Let the Children Play
Jamie Nicholls - Let the Children Play
Jamie Nicholls - Let the Children Play
Jamie Nicholls - Let the Children Play
Jamie Nicholls - Let the Children Play
Jamie Nicholls - Let the Children Play
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Jamie Nicholls is a practicing landscape architect in Montreal. His area of expertise is in design and policy for provision of children's play spaces. Let the Children Play builds on the work of the 7 Cs - www.childcareoptions.ca/pdfs/7Cs.pdf

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Jamie Nicholls - Let the Children Play

  1. 1. Letthechildrenplay!Jamie Nicholls, Landscape ArchitectAAPQ, CSLA, ASLAPhD candidate, McGill school of urban planning
  2. 2. There is a divide between the way children perceive landscape and its elements with how adults perceive the landscape.adult viewchild view
  3. 3. Vs.The way that children use the landscape, when given free choice, often runs counter to our design intentions.
  4. 4. Post occupancy evaluations ofspaces are a valuable tool tosee where intention meets useand where it doesn’t.
  5. 5. Children are not a unitarygroup. Like adults, childrenare a heterogeneous group.
  6. 6. The concept of the play-ground is essentially a 19thcentury idea.
  7. 7. Proximity and Equity in play-ground equipment provisiondo not determine use or qual-ity.
  8. 8. Quality
  9. 9. source:http://www.littledream-ers.com/sand.htm
  10. 10. source: http://www. leaparkandplay.com/ products/PlayBuild- ers-913.htmlVacant 87% of the time .Used as intended 3%.
  11. 11. Beyond Safety vs. Risk.Toward holistic and qualityframeworks.
  12. 12. 7Cs Design CriteriaContextCharacterClarityChangeChallengeChanceConnectivity
  13. 13. Thank you.

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