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"Intergenerational Contact Zones: Place-based Strategies for Promoting Social Inclusion and Belonging"

(eds. Matthew Kaplan, Leng Leng Thang, Mariano Sánchez, and Jaco Hoffman, New York: Routledge)

Chapter Title:

Exploring Design Principles and Strategies for Intergenerational Places in Australia: Revealing Opportunities and Potential in Beach and Public Pool Settings.

This book chapter led by Diane Jones, Kah Mun Tham and Ann Quinlan, explores design principles that suffuse the seemingly spontaneous formation of the socialisation spaces around these recreational bodies of water. Through the analysis of these spaces, the qualities that enable the making of genuine interaction and socialisation contact zones can be translated into architectural practice to create meaningful places that transcend culture and generations.