Travlou, P.S., 2004, A teenagers’suvivor guide to public spaces in Edinburgh: mapping teenage microgeographies, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Travlou, P.S.
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : This paper is based on a two-year study concerning young people's uses, attitudes to and experiences of urban oublic space in Edinburgh. The study sets out to investigate the environment as teenagers (12 to 17-year-olds) see it and how they make use of place. Part of the data suggests that, besides being marginalised and exluded from adults, public space, young people also have to confront the existence of other teeenage groups in the same places. Quite often this co-existence results in hostile and aggressive behaviour of one group towards another, as a way to control the places where they 'hang out'. Focusing on this approach, this paper will take the form of a map illustrating young people's movement in the city: places frequented by youth groups, routes taken or avoided, safe havens, and spots that could expose them to harassment.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: young people, public space, youth subcultures, fear of crime, Edinburgh. [paper 6 p.]