Children’s Environments

Implications for Design and Design Research
  • Craig Zimring
  • Richard D. Barnes


A glance at a newspaper or at any large city quickly reveals society’s priorities: billions of dollars are spent on highways, yet almost nothing on playgrounds; over 50% of mothers in the United States work, but competent day care is expensive and difficult to find. The affluent white, male automobile driver remains the focus of most design, planning, and research (Zimring, Carpman, & Michelson, 1987).


Aircraft Noise Ecological Psychology Social Interaction Skill Large Open Space Accessibility Standard 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig Zimring
    • 1
  • Richard D. Barnes
    • 2
  1. 1.College of ArchitectureGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyRandolph-Macon Woman’s CollegeLynchburgUSA

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