Family-Sized Parks: A new look at childhood in Brazil’s conservation units


In an increasingly urbanized world, the challenge of reconnecting society and nature becomes an urgent demand. In Brazil, the urbanization rate jumped from 45% in 1960 to 85% today. The impacts of this distance between man and nature have drawn attention from various aspects, and the harmful effects on children are perhaps one of the most alarming. Parks and protected areas can play a vital role in helping our children experience life away from cities, pollution, noise, and screens. However, parks are not always properly suited to accommodate children appropriately. This paper addresses some possible ways to make public use and visitation more inclusive, interesting, and inviting for children, collaborating with the “un-pairing of childhood” and creating a new look at childhood within our conservation units.

Available in Portuguese.


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