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'Radiant with possibility': involving young people in creating a vision for the future of their community

Mallan, Kerry M. & Greenaway, Ruth (2011) 'Radiant with possibility': involving young people in creating a vision for the future of their community. Futures, 43(3), pp. 357-512.

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Abstract

This paper argues that young people need to be given the opportunity to recognise the interaction between their own understandings of the world as it is now and the vision of what it might become. To support this argument, we discuss an urban planning project, known as the Lower Mill Site Project, which involved active participation of high school students from the local community. The outcomes of this project demonstrate the positive contributions young people can make to the process of urban redevelopment, the advantages of using a participatory design approach, and the utopian possibilities that can emerge when young people are invited to be part of an intergenerational community project.

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ID Code: 39872
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: community engagement, youth, urban design
DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2011.01.008
ISSN: 1873-6378
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Elsevier
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2011 08:34
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 11:45

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