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Title Growing up in an urbanising world / Louise Chawla, editor
Published London : Earthscan, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (254 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Foreword / Pierre Sane -- Introductory Note / Nadia Auriat -- Ch. 1. Introduction: Cities for Human Development / Louise Chawla -- Ch. 2. Argentina: Our Neighbourhood is Like That! / Nilda Cosco and Robin Moore -- Ch. 3. United Kingdom: Contested Worlds / Barry Percy-Smith -- Ch. 4. Australia: Australian Youth / Karen Malone and Lindsay Hasluck -- Ch. 5. South Africa: Children in a South African Squatter Camp Gain and Lose a Voice / Jill Swart-Kruger -- Ch. 6. India: Tales from Truth Town / Kanchan Bannerjee and David Driskell -- Ch. 7. Norway: Large but Not Unlimited Freedom in a Nordic City / Hanne Wilhjelm -- Ch. 8. United States: Between Fences / Ilaria Salvadori -- Ch. 9. Poland: Adapting During a Time of Great Change / Piotr-Olaf Zylicz -- Ch. 10. Conclusion: Toward Better Cities for Children and Youth / Louise Chawla -- App. Research Guidelines
Summary Half the world's children live in cities and the proportion is growing. Their environment critically determines their futures and the world they will make as adults. This text, by an interdisciplinary team of international child-environment authorities, explores how crucial the relationship of the young and their surroundings is. Covering eight countries, it shows the enormous benefits - for them, for the wider society and for the future - of involving children, especially from underprivileged communities, in planning and implementing urban improvements. It continues and updates Kevin Leech's pioneering 1970s MIT project, Growing Up in Cities
Analysis Urban sociology Children
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject City children -- Social conditions
City planning -- Citizen participation.
Poor children -- Social conditions
Poor youth -- Social conditions
Urban youth -- Social conditions
Form Electronic book
Author Chawla, Louise.
MOST (Program : Unesco)
ISBN 1134901135