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Alex Russ

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501705823

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.001.0001

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Participatory Urban Planning

Participatory Urban Planning

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(p.279) 29 Participatory Urban Planning
Source:
Urban Environmental Education Review
Author(s):

Andrew Rudd

Karen Malone

M’Lis Bartlett

, Alex Russ, Marianne E. Krasny
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501705823.003.0030

This chapter examines how integrated, participatory design and urban environmental education can enhance learning, ownership, agency, and long-term sustainability of place. Drawing on recent efforts to articulate a global urban sustainability agenda, it considers the ways that urban environmental education can help integrate the participation of underrepresented groups—such as children, youth, and low-income and minority residents—in urban planning while also improving urban planning outcomes. The chapter presents a case study that illustrates outcomes of engaging young people in urban planning: the Child Friendly Bolivia project in La Paz, Bolivia. It shows that engaging youth and underrepresented groups in urban planning offers a unique opportunity to address concerns about equity and to engage multiple innovative perspectives. It suggests that the tools of participatory urban planning and environmental education may help create more sustainable cities for all.

Keywords:   urban environmental education, place, urban sustainability, children, youth, Bolivia, underrepresented groups, equity, participatory urban planning, sustainable cities

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