Vertical Living Kids – Creating supportive high rise environments for children in Melbourne

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This report presents the findings of “Vertical Living Kids”, an 18 month research project which ran from July 2008 to December 2009 and was funded by the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth). The research had two objectives: to explore the physical and social environmental determinants of Children’s Independent Mobility (CIM - the ability of children, in this case children aged 8-12, to autonomously explore public space) in central Melbourne high rise housing; and to uncover international best practice planning policy for these communities.

by Whitzman, C. and Mizrachi, D.

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne.

Vertical Living Kids

Jennifer Min