Environmental Impact Assessment of Child-friendly open urban spaces. Case study: An open urban child-friendly public space in the area of “Lathea A” building block 1413 of Municipality of Acharnes in Greece.
With the continuous challenges faced by people and especially due to the increased demands that are evolving in the cities, the need of enriching the urban green community spaces is increasingly becoming a necessity, in a way that covers a wide range of needs, not only of the recreation but also is required to be the foundation for the social, economic, environmental and mental health of communities, including children. A typical case is Athens, as it is one of the cities with the least green in Europe. In this context, the purpose and main question of the present study, is to highlight the importance of Environmental Impact Assessment of Child-friendly open urban spaces, by approaching and structuring research through a theoretical bibliographic investigation, but also through a case study, which focuses on an child -friendly open urban public space in the area of “Lathea” building block 1413 of the Municipality of Acharnes in Greece. According to the conclusions of the project, the Theme Park under study was studied and proposed in a way that combines nature with an interactive methodology between balanced entertainment and education - learning for young ages and not only, estimating that it will have a high frequency of visits and multiple benefits for the community.