Category Archives: 2007

Creating child friendly cities: the case of Denver, USA

Referencing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as the basis to make cities more supportive of children's needs, this paper discusses the emergence and characteristics of child friendly cities. It then reviews the development of an initiative in Denver, Colorado, to become the number one child friendly city in the USA, and … Continue Reading ››

Making Space for Children: Planning for Post-disaster Reconstruction with Children and their Families

This handbook aims at contributing to disaster response reconstruction programmes that not only rebuild the physical living environment but that strengthen the capacity of communities to regain control of their own lives, with a focus on their children's present and future well-being. It considers the Why, What, and How of planning for post-disaster reconstruction with … Continue Reading ››

Re-Thinking the Boundaries of Civic Participation by Children and Youth in North America

In this introduction to the special issue on children's participation, Cahill and Hart address issues raised by the collected papers and identify new questions for further engagement, rather than offer a general overview of the field. These questions include What is the context for participation? What does it mean to “participate”? Why have children been excluded from … Continue Reading ››

Finding Hope in Troubled Times

This manuscript reports on research centered on education in times of conflict in Nepal. It addresses a number of questions relevant to children, parents, and communities about education in Nepal, including school management, discipline, teaching, and discrimination. The report concludes with a number of recommendations for both programming and advocacy. The report is organized in … Continue Reading ››