Singapore University of Technology and Design, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Building 3 Level 2, Meeting Room 21
8 Somapah Road 487372
17 October 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This presentation shares findings from an innovative mixed-methods study that explores children’s (aged 7 to 14) play environments in three residential areas in Dhaka, the densest city in the world. The study examined the relationship between children’s play and the configuration of urban physical environment. Findings show that, although children’s play varies across location and socio-demographic profile, configuration of play spaces and street networks significantly influences intensity of children’s outdoor play. Results encourage us to rethink the concept of playground and recommend new ways to enhance children’s play and well being in cities.

About the Speaker

Dr Md Rashed Bhuyan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Lee Li Ming Programme in Ageing Urbanism at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, SUTD. Prior to starting his current position at SUTD, Bhuyan worked as an architect, researcher and academic in Bangladesh and Singapore. As a researcher, Bhuyan is interested in innovative planning and design for ageing-friendly-cities, urban spatial data analytics, mixed methods research, and contemporary theories in architecture and urbanism.


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