Making children's independent mobility part of the planning agenda

This paper argues that children's independent mobility (CIM) confronts dominant conceptions of freedom and mobility that are embedded within neo-liberal economic and democratic practices. Using traffic risk as a theme, approaches to risk management that support existing institutional and cultural structures are presented. It is asserted that these structures adversely impact CIM, and that planners may be able to influence these structures by increasing children's political participation. Child focused planning frameworks provide a possible avenue for change by including children's views and urban needs into planning practice.


  • English

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  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: 8th International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities: putting pedestrians first: Toronto, October 1st to 14th, 2007

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  • Accession Number: 01385163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 6:40PM