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View Resource Equally Spaced?

Urbanologists and other types have been interested in the interactions between different groups of people in cities for hundreds of years. There is quite a broad literature on studying different types of communities and public spaces, and this recent paper from the Demos group in the United Kingdom adds to that body of work. This 40-page report was first published in July 2007, and it was authored...
View Resource Seen and Heard: Reclaiming the Public Realm with Children and Young People

Many people have fond memories of spending time in their neighborhood park or town center, and for young people, these places can have a special importance. This recent report from the Demos organization looks at the everyday experiences of children in public through six case studies. The 67-page report contains three sections: "What's Next?", "Making the Case", and "Spaces, Stories, and Shaping...