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Growing up in an urbanising world
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USA : Earthscan Publications, 2002
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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.

Table of Contents

Pierre SaneNadia AuriatLouise ChawlaNilda Cosco and Robin MooreBarry Percy-SmithKaren Malone and Lindsay HasluckJill Swart-KrugerKanchan Bannerjee and David DriskellHanne WilhjelmIlaria SalvadoriPiotr-Olaf ZyliczLouise Chawla
Forewordp. 9
Introductory Notep. 11
Chapter 1 Introduction: Cities for Human Developmentp. 15
Chapter 2 Argentina: Our Neighbourhood is Like That!p. 35
Chapter 3 United Kingdom: Contested Worldsp. 57
Chapter 4 Australia: Australian Youthp. 81
Chapter 5 South Africa: Children in a South African Squatter Camp Gain and Lose a Voicep. 111
Chapter 6 India: Tales from Truth Townp. 135
Chapter 7 Norway: Large but Not Unlimited Freedom in a Nordic Cityp. 161
Chapter 8 United States: Between Fencesp. 183
Chapter 9 Poland: Adapting During a Time of Great Changep. 201
Chapter 10 Conclusion: Toward Better Cities for Children and Youthp. 219
Appendix Research Guidelinesp. 243
Authorsp. 249
Indexp. 251