Growing Up in an Urbanizing World

Growing Up in an Urbanising World summarizes the results of an eight-nation UNESCO project that explores these questions and others across a spectrum of low-income neighbourhoods in the industrialized and developing worlds. Building on the pioneering ideas of the Growing Up in Cities project of the 1970s (a four-country effort directed by the influential urban planner Kevin Lynch), Growing Up in an Urbanising World gives new emphasis to the active participation of children and youth in the planning, design, and implementation of urban improvements. It shows how principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Agenda 21 of the Earth Summit, and