Category Archives: Children, Nature & Sustainability

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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 ››

The Development of Children’s Concern for the Environment

In a first step to construct a model of the development of an environmental concern, literature is reviewed regarding children's understanding of environmental processes, their motivations for engagement with the physical world, and their moral development. Political socialization, which hear upon their likelihood of taking action, is also reviewed. Connections between development in these fields … Continue Reading ››

Children’s Participation

Children's Participation Children's Participation: The Theory and Practice of Involving Young Citizens in Community Development and Environmental CareRoger Hart; Earthscan Publications Ltd. 1997Continue Reading ››

Beyond Projects

This article argues for the importance of including children in community governance for addressing climate change as an alternative to short-term, one-off projects. It addresses key issues for involving children in community governance for sustainability, such as why and how children should be involved, and highlights a number of examples of children's participation in community … Continue Reading ››