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An interdisciplinary framework for spatial quality: A vertical living kids' perspective

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Today, many children grow up in different contexts of vertical housing. Even though this type of environment has never been the preferred housing option for families with children in Flanders, it can be expected that the number of children in this type of housing will grow because of a spatial policy that increasingly focuses on densification and urban core consolidation. However, little is known about spatial quality in terms of liveability, meaningfulness and opportunities for self-development according to children and teenagers in vertical housing.
To further research this matter, there is a need for a multidisciplinary approach of space, since space cannot be seen as a purely physical layer but has a clear experiential and socio-political layer as well. We found the approach of space as an interaction of mind-, matter- and powerscape by M. Jacobs (2004) to be comprehensive in including the different meanings that can be given to space. Using this framework and further operationalising it, we formulate 18 building blocks for spatial quality that can function as a node, tool and forum for analysing a space and intervening in a space.
Originele taalEngels
StatusGepubliceerd - 2018

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