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Description - Children and their Urban Environment by Claire Freeman

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844078530
ISBN-10: 1844078531
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 189mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Claire Freeman

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.

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