Changing places, changing childhoods

Changing places, changing childhoods


Written by:

Yucel Can Severcan

First Published:

03 Jul 2017, 12:00 am

Changing places, changing childhoods

Changing places, changing childhoods: Regeneration and children’s use of place in Istanbul

A new paper by Yucel Can Severcan is now available from urban Studies Journal online


This article is based on a comparative study of 9- to 11-year-old children’s place use and preferences in six low-income historic Istanbul neighbourhoods with varying degrees of redevelopment. Data on places used and preferred by children were obtained using the participatory photography technique. The article contributes to the existing literature by showing that children in more redeveloped neighbourhoods are more likely than those in less redeveloped ones to be confined to highly controlled and regulated places and less likely to interact with nature, pay attention to the social attributes of their communities and appreciate heritage.

Read the full article here