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Children and their Urban Environment: Changing Worlds

Author/EditorFreeman, C. & Tranter, P. (Author)
Tranter, Paul (University of New South W (Author)
ISBN: 9781844078530
Pub Date30/03/2011
BindingHardback
Pages288
Dimensions (mm)246(h) * 189(w)
In our fast-changing urban world, the impacts of social and environmental change on children are often overlooked. This title examines these impacts in detail, looking at the key activities, spaces and experiences children have and how these can be managed to ensure that children benefit from change.
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In our fast-changing urban world, the impacts of social and environmental change on children are often overlooked. Children and their Urban Environment examines these impacts in detail, looking at the key activities, spaces and experiences children have and how these can be managed to ensure that children benefit from change.
The authors highlight the importance of planners, architects and housing professionals in creating positive environments for children and involving them in the planning process. They argue that children's lives are becoming simultaneously both richer and more deprived, and that, despite apparently increasing wealth, disparities between children are increasing further. Each chapter includes international examples of good practice and policy innovations for redressing the balance in favour of child supportive environments. The book seeks to embrace childhood as a time of freedom, social engagement and environmental adventure and to encourage creation of environments that better meet the needs of children. The authors argue that in doing so, we will build more sustainable neighbourhoods, cities and societies for the future.

In our fast-changing urban world, the impacts of social and environmental change on children are often overlooked. Children and their Urban Environment examines these impacts in detail, looking at the key activities, spaces and experiences children have and how these can be managed to ensure that children benefit from change.
The authors highlight the importance of planners, architects and housing professionals in creating positive environments for children and involving them in the planning process. They argue that children's lives are becoming simultaneously both richer and more deprived, and that, despite apparently increasing wealth, disparities between children are increasing further. Each chapter includes international examples of good practice and policy innovations for redressing the balance in favour of child supportive environments. The book seeks to embrace childhood as a time of freedom, social engagement and environmental adventure and to encourage creation of environments that better meet the needs of children. The authors argue that in doing so, we will build more sustainable neighbourhoods, cities and societies for the future.

Claire Freeman is Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, University of Otago, New Zealand. Paul Tranter is Associate Professor in Geography at the University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia.

Part 1: Changing Environments, Changing Lives 1. Children's life worlds: Adapting to Physical and Social Change 2. Same World - Different World Part 2: Activity Spaces 3. Home 4. School 5. Neighbourhood 6. City Centre 7. Service Space 8. Cultural Space 9. Natural Space Part 3: Making a Difference: Creating Positive Environments for Children 10. Accessing Space: Mobility 11. Design 12. Professionals and Children: Working Together 13. Conclusion: Children's Play and Resilient Cities

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