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Teenagers and the City

conference contribution
posted on 2023-05-23, 08:32 authored by Marelja, Mia, Helen NorrieHelen Norrie
Teenagers are key users of public spaces in cities, however, they are often excluded from public spaces and planning policies that frequently discourage and restrict their use of these places. This study acknowledges that designing for teenagers has the potential to create diverse and inclusive spaces for all ages where new social interactions are able to cultivate, facilitating inclusive and cohesive urban environments. Therefore, it speculates on tactics for creating the teenager-inclusive spaces, using the Hobart city centre as a case study. This involves an in-depth investigation into existing research in order to propose urban strategies of informal and temporary interventions that facilitate ‘active and productive’ engagement, that assist in creating more inclusive cities for teenagers.


Publication title

UrbanAgiNation: Proceedings of the International Urban Design Conference 2013


Cindy Axisa






School of Architecture and Design


Urban Design Australia

Place of publication

Nerang, Queensland

Event title

International Urban Design Conference 2013

Event Venue

Sydney, Australia

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Date of Event (End Date)


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Expanding knowledge in built environment and design

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