Children's Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments
23 Jun 2017
Ergler, Christina R.; Kearns, Robin; Witten, Karen
How children experience, negotiate and connect with or resist their surroundings impacts on their health and wellbeing. In cities, various aspects of the physical and social environment can affect childrenÃ¢Â€Â™s wellbeing. This edited collection brings together different accounts and experiences of childrenÃ¢Â€Â™s health and wellbeing in urban environments from majority and minority world perspectives.
Privileging childrenÃ¢Â€Â™s expertise, this timely volume explicitly explores the relationships between health, wellbeing and place. To demonstrate the importance of a place-based understanding of urban childrenÃ¢Â€Â™s health and wellbeing, the authors unpack the meanings of the physical, social and symbolic environments that constrain or enable childrenÃ¢Â€Â™s flourishing in urban environments. Drawing on the expertise of geographers, educationists, anthropologists, psychologists, planners and public health researchers, as well as nurses and social workers, this book, above all, sees children as the experts on their experiences of the issues that affect their wellbeing.
ChildrenÃ¢Â€Â™s Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments will be fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in cultural geography, urban geography, environmental geography, childrenÃ¢Â€Â™s health, youth studies or urban planning.