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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 ››

Children’s Rights and the Physical Environment

There is an intimate link between the physical world children occupy and the quality of their lives. Their housing, the water they drink, the air they breathe, the traffic on their streets, and the quality of their schools and neighbourhoods all have impacts on their health, happiness and long term development. In many ways, and … Continue Reading ››