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Title: Child's play and recreation in Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Authors: Ahmed, Afroza
Sohail (Khan), M.
Keywords: Developing countries/social
Social impact
Town & city planning
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Thomas Telford
Citation: AHMED, K. and SOHAIL (KHAN), M., 2008. Child's play and recreation in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. Municipal Engineer: Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers, 161 (4), pp. 263 - 270
Abstract: This paper is an attempt to take into account children's views and perceptions about their playing spaces, as a result of a study of playgrounds, parks and amusement parks in Dhaka City. It is quite evident that the so-called ?play and recreation facilities? provided by the authorities cater for only a fraction of the children in Dhaka City. Girls are almost totally excluded from using these facilities, while boys from high-income families and street children seldom use them. The main reasons for their inaccessibility to most children in Dhaka City are lack of security, poor maintenance and inadequate play facilities and accessories. It is recommended that further studies are undertaken on the existing provision of play spaces for children in order to understand better the impact of such spaces on their well being.
Description: This article was published in the Journal, Municipal Engineer: Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers [© Thomas Telford]. The definitive version is available at: http://www.thomastelford.com/journals/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1680/muen.2008.161.4.263
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4905
ISSN: 0965-0903
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