Wilhjelm, H., 1995, Children and planning – a recent Norwegian reform to improve the physical environment of children and adolscents, in: Children’s Environments, , 4
- Author : Wilhjelm, H.
- Year : 1995
- Journal/Series : Children's Environments
- Volume Number (ANNUAL: Counting Volumes of the Year shown above) : 4
- Pages : 434-443
- Abstract in English : In 1989, the Norwegian Government adopted a reform that was intended to safeguard the interests of children and adolescents when planning the physical environment. Amendments of the Planning and Building Act, including the requirement that each municipality appoint a person to look after the interests of children and adolescents during public planning, and the national policy guidelines, have both helped to draw attention to the needs and rights of children and adolescents as regard the physical environment. One reason for the reform was an increasing recognition of deteriorating situation for children and young people. Other reasons were probably more women in the administration and in politics and not at least the work of the Commissioner for Children. Experience so far has shown that the success of the reform depends on good advice and motivated recipients at the local municipal level.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: children, planning, adolescents, physical environment, planning guidelines, safety. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education.