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Daniela Pollaschak (2017): Über die Gebrauchsfähigkeit der Freiräume für Kinder und Jugendliche in der Gemeinde Mannsdorf an der Donau.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landschaftsplanung (ILAP), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 118. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

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This paper deals with the topic of the qualities of open spaces regarding children and teenagers by the example of the village Mannsdorf an der Donau. The focus of discussion will be put on the usability of the open spaces that are available. The basis of this paper is research regarding landscape and open space planning theory, but also an analysis of the theory of human development. The set of methods unites the research of literature, open-space-planning-stocktaking and its interpretation in order to be able to create a mapping of existing land uses so that the present situation in the representative village can be understood. After the open space evaluation principals for the organisation and design of open spaces meant for children and teenagers will be deducted. Furthermore, by comparing local planning instruments it will be tried to derive a planning strategy of the village to be able to discuss the qualities and usability of the open spaces available. The focus will be firmly put on children and teenagers as they are the future of the village. A central result of this paper was that open spaces should offer a high variety and better networking for use. This does not mean, however, that equipment for a playground always need to be expensive. Most of the time it is more important to allow children and young people to make use of these spaces as they like to adopt them themselves and for that purpose not much is needed. This is especially true for dysfunctional open spaces as – according to research – children and teenagers like to spend more time there than in functional open spaces. This shows that the saying "less is more" is really true, especially regarding the fact that in today's world new technologies are readily available on the market and this poses special challenges for planners.

Beurteilende(r): Schneider Gerda

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