Development of an Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in City and Children Studies

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Bayraktaroğlu S.

9th International Conference on Business, Technology and Innovation 2020, Priştine, Kosovo, 30 - 31 October 2020, pp.251

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Priştine
  • Country: Kosovo
  • Page Numbers: pp.251
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No



By mid-century, over two-third of the world population will be living
in cities and around 60% of them will be under the age of eighteen. Studies
point out that children’s early experiences are crucial for shaping their lives and
lay the foundation for future years. Children studies are relatively well
developed in psychology, medicine, and pedagogy but are often overlooked in
design education. However, designers have great chances to improve children
and their caregivers’ relationships with the city. This study presents a brief
review of design literature concerning children issues, and illustrates the
development of an interdisciplinary degree focusing on City and Children