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Study on the Importance of Open Space Due to Create Dhaka as a Child Friendly City


Sharif Tousif Hossain1* and Zarin Tasnim2


1Department of Architecture, Stamford University Bangladesh, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh; and 2Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

*Correspondence: imon_architecture@yahoo.com (Sharif Tousif Hossain, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, Stamford University Bangladesh, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh).

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ABSTRACT 

Though open spaces are considered a lifeline not just for urban residents but also for children's physical and mental development, Dhaka city is alarmingly losing its parks, playgrounds, and other public spaces to people for numerous causes, such as interference, lack of proper preparation, political and economic power, or simply due to the incompetence and corruption of city officials. This research paper aims to study on open spaces like the playground, parks, and amusement parks in Dhaka which is an important element due to creating a child-friendly city. There is no proper planning and guideline of open spaces for children in Dhaka where e importance of play for a child’s cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development has been recognized by researchers worldwide. Children’s need to open space to play, learn, exercise, leisure, which is very important for the growth of children’s and the training of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills, to be able to grow and develop properly. Dhaka lacks these sufficient open spaces for children and will strive to build a child-friendly atmosphere immediately. 


Keywords: Open spaces, Child friendly environment, Children, Importance of open space, and Dhaka.


Citation: Hossain ST., and Tasnim Z. (2020). Study on the importance of open space due to create Dhaka as a child friendly city, Asian J. Soc. Sci. Leg. Stud., 2(5), 96-103. https://doi.org/10.34104/ajssls.020.0960103


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