Designing Ecological Spaces for Children: Case Studies from the U.S. & Denmark

Start Date
07/09/2021
End Date
07/09/2021
Description
Evidence abounds that children benefit from time spent in nature-based environments, yet concerns over safety and maintenance often result in standardized, single-purpose spaces. In this presentation, Willa Caughey will draw on research and case studies in the U.S. and Denmark to explore how schools, parks, playgrounds, and the other spaces children occupy can support children’s development, cultivate independence and resilience, complement curriculum-based learning goals, increase time spent outside, and fulfill vital ecological functions by introducing more nature to the children’s realm.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Campus Planning & Design
Design-Build
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
Understand some of the research supporting the benefits of nature-based environments for children.
Derive practical knowledge and inspiration from relevant case studies around the world.
Understand the common constraints and practical limitations often associated with designing spaces for children and how to work with them.
Instructors
Willa Caughey
Course Codes
Provider
New Directions in the American Landscape


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