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Their space, my space, our space? Report of the 2009 Redland City Council Youth and Public Space Survey

Crane, Philip R. (2010) Their space, my space, our space? Report of the 2009 Redland City Council Youth and Public Space Survey. Redland City Council, Redland, QLD.

Abstract

This report analyses data collected through the Redland City Council’s Young People and Public Space Survey of 2148 high school students aged 12-19. The survey conducted in 2009 explored their sense of safety and experiences in public spaces across the City, and views on what Council could do to improve these. It is apparent they base their assessment of a space as ‘public’ on their ‘use’ of a space alone or with friends, and where strangers may be present, rather than on a type of ownership of a space (public/ private). The findings of the survey are summarised according to the themes of safety, community attitudes towards young people being in public spaces, young people and authorities, young people’s views of what is needed, and understanding different young people’s experiences of public space.

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ID Code: 53161
Item Type: Report
Keywords: Public space, Youth, Youth public space, Youth local government, Young people public space
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Redland City Council
Copyright Statement: Permission given for posting of provided PDF on QUT eprints
Deposited On: 17 Aug 2012 09:39
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2012 04:56

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