Planning for the Unexpected: Barriers to Young People's Participation in Planning in Disadvantaged Communities


Severcan Y. C.

INTERNATIONAL PLANNING STUDIES, cilt.20, ss.251-269, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/13563475.2014.985195
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL PLANNING STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.251-269

Özet

This paper discusses barriers to civic engagement of disadvantaged young people that we observed in the course of a child-friendly city project in Turkey. It also emphasizes the importance of being prepared to overcome such barriers, some of which were quite unexpected. Results show that many of the unexpected issues are the outcome of poverty, illiteracy, lack of ethics, inexperience of project managers, conflicting political interests and sense of insecurity. The paper concludes with suggestions for researchers and policy-makers on how to overcome such unforeseen barriers to child and youth participation in disadvantaged communities.