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ERIC Number: EJ942115
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Children's Experience of Public Space
Elsley, Susan
Children & Society, v18 n2 p155-164 Apr 2004
Children and young people regard the external physical environment as important for their needs. Their use of space varies according to age and circumstance and includes designated play and leisure facilities as well as other informal areas within their neighbourhoods. However, children have little influence over the development of public space as they do not have the opportunity to contribute their views to local processes. This paper explores children's and young people's views and experience of public space in regeneration areas. It considers whether children's perspectives are accurately reflected in public policy. It draws on primary research with young people aged ten to 14 years and representatives from local organisations in a disadvantaged urban area in Scotland.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)