By: David Driskell
128 pages, Photos, figs, tabs
Half the world's children live in cities and the proportion is growing. Their environment critically determines their futures and the world they will create as adults. This practical manual draws on international and interdisciplinary work to show how young people can be brought to participate in shaping their urban environment. It covers strategies, building organizational support and the methods for engaging young people in evaluating their needs, prioritizing issues and developing and implementing plans.
'This is a comprehensive volume.' Environment and Urbanization 'Highly recommended to anyone involved with young people's projects.' The Scientific Medical Network 'A practical step-by-step manual on how to involve young people in the community development process.' Landscape Design 'This is a publication that is very well done, easily readable, attractively illustrated and should become an important tool for all who want to work with children and youth through participatory planning processes.' Habitat International 'Its child centred approach provides important insights for those involved in community developments, as well as educators, youth advocates and policy-makers.' Development Policy Review 'The book is a useful compendium of practical ideals and sensitive advice which practitioners might find helpful.' Environmental Education Research, 2003.
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