Abstract

Policies that everyone would feel themselves civic and happy are desired to be developed within urban management. This aim is expressed as ‘child friendly city’ in the aspect of children. Creating child friendly spaces within cities in order to provide the children’s safe access to the rights of playing games and development is among one of the most important duties of local managements. To this end, significant projects and applications have been implemented in the world and in Turkey in recent years. Within the study, which supports the argument that local managements’ taking an active role during this period would be useful, child friendly city concept is mentioned principally and the necessary theoretical framework is formed on the basis of the applications implemented in Turkey in this context. In the last part of the study, we touch on the findings of field research done regarding how child friendly do the children in Bursa find the city where important facilities related with child friendly city studies are implemented.