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Children and regeneration: setting an agenda for community participation and integration

By M H Matthews

Abstract

Unlike other marginalised groups children are often not in a position to enter into dialogue with adults about their community needs and environmental concerns. Despite the current emphasis on involving communities in the regeneration of their own neighbourhoods, young people are still seemingly invisible in decision-making processes. This paper looks at recent attempts to increase public participation in local decision-making, proposes a typology of community action that recognises the different ways in which children may be drawn into the process of neighbourhood renewal and offers a set of recommendations that, if taken up, provide an agenda that will strengthen the active social commitment of young people in genera

Topics: HQ767, HT51, JF799
Year: 2003
DOI identifier: 10.1002/chi.745
OAI identifier: oai:nectar.northampton.ac.uk:129
Provided by: NECTAR
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