Category Archives: 1999

The worlds of girls and boys: geographic experience and informal learning

This study examined the influence of gender and social relationships on the everyday geographic experiences of adolescents in Eugene, Oregon. Forty-six 13-year-old students kept detailed diaries of all their travels for a period of one week. Females traveled to a greater number of places, and in particular to commercial and residential locations. Male students traveled … Continue Reading ››

Children’s experience of the physical environment in poor urban settlements and the implications for policy, planning and practice

This paper describes how children’s needs are routinely ignored or misunderstood by urban development policy, plans and practice – and the very high costs this brings for them in terms of ill-health, injury, premature death and impaired physical, mental and social development. For instance, provision for water, sanitation and housing … Continue Reading ››