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Othman, S. et al. (2012) Affordances of Cul-de-sac in Urban Neighborhoods as Play Spaces for Middle Childhood Children (Journal Article)

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This study investigates the affordances of cul-de-sac as play space in Malaysian urban neighbourhood for middle childhood children. Behavioral responses of 82 children experiencing two cul-de-sac in two different residential neighbourhoods were elicited using three methods: semi-structured interviews, observations and survey questionnaire. It is found that cul-de-sac with a monotonous, flat landscape with some vegetation offered less affordances to the children than the one that is a slightly slopping landform with a variety of vegetation. In addition, it is not the aesthetic design of the cul-de-sac but the caregiver's permission and the affordances of sociality that encourage the children to play.

Author/s: Othman, S., Said, I.
Date: 
January 2012
Volume: 
38
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Page/s: 
184-194
ISSN Number: 
18770428
DOI: 
10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.03.339
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