Children in Urban Space: An Overview




child-friendly, urban space, urban sprawls


This paper will examine the literature review on children in urban space of Kuala Lumpur. Challenges in addressing urban issues vary according to the local context. Urban public spaces in a city did not aim to prioritize children, and it stops them from having independent mobility and freedom to play and socialize. The study will provide a comprehensive review of child-friendly urban spaces intervention focusing on high-rise living in Kuala Lumpur by synthesizing challenges, benefits and recommendations of possible interventions for child-friendly urban spaces. Findings will further enhance the understanding of formulating actions and interventions in creating child-friendly urban spaces.

Keywords: child-friendly; urban space; urban sprawls

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


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How to Cite

Sulaiman, N., & Ibrahim, F. I. (2019). Children in Urban Space: An Overview. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(11), 9-13.