Kriel (2014) Planning Child-Friendly Spaces for Rural Areas in South Africa: The Vallharts Case Study

Child-friendly spaces are not successfully implemented in South Africa due to problems such as urbanization, development pressure, lack of qualitative open
spaces and lack of policy and legislation guiding the planning and protection of such spaces. This study evaluates local and international planning approaches of child-friendly spaces in an attempt to identify best practices and explore how child-friendly spaces can be planned and utilized locally, in South Africa, (especially rural areas such as the Vaalharts district in the North West Province) to develop playful, educational, environmentally preserving and qualitative child-friendly spaces.

Back to Resources