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Jaanivald, Maela, 2007. En ungdomspark planeras : barns och ungas perspektiv på utemiljön i Simrishamn. SLU, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101), Alnarp. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)



Often places for children and youth are planned how adults think children and
adolescents want them, but we are often wrong. As a result, we find empty
playgrounds while our target groups are building dens in the bushes, hanging
around shopping areas, and so on. This report is an attempt to create a place
for young people based on the opinions of their needs and their environment to
better understand how to design a place that suits them well.
To gain knowledge about how it is to be young in Simrishamn, a small
township in the southwest of Sweden, I interviewed children and young
adolescents. The interviews were all carried out in groups, mostly in larger
groups inside where the result differed a lot depending on the settings for the
interview. Two walkabouts with groups of three children were also made.
Most of the children were eager to participate and tell about their reality,
but some preferred not to. There were also times when the purpose of the
interviews was questioned by the youth.
The interviews have been processed to a picture of the reality for the children
and adolescents involved, focusing on their spare time and outdoor activities.
Their description has also been supported by literature on the subject. Both
adolescents and children are asking for more arranged activities and places
where they can meet, preferably in the presence of some adults. But they
are also inquired about outdoor places where the adolescents can be without
disturbing neighbors that chase them away.
Based on the material, I redesigned Jonebergsparken to a park with youth as
the main target group. While the park already had a new playground accessible
for disabled children, which shouldn't be moved, I designed this part of the
park targeting children. This resulted in a park to grow in, where it's possible
for different groups to meet.

Main title:En ungdomspark planeras
Subtitle:barns och ungas perspektiv på utemiljön i Simrishamn
Authors:Jaanivald, Maela
Supervisor:Mårtensson, Fredrika
Series:Examensarbeten inom landskapsarkitektprogrammet
Volume/Sequential designation:2007:34
Year of Publication:2007
Level and depth descriptor:Other
Student's programme affiliation:MSc Landscape Architecture
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Keywords:barn, ungdomar, utemiljö, Simrishamn, gåturer, ungdomsparker
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