Micro-geography Of The Inner City

An innovative project funded by the National Science Foundation attempts to discover the micro-geography of the inner city.
September 3, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Funded by the National Science Foundation, about 30 children in grades 3-6 who attend an after-school boys and girls club in Buffalo are using photography, journals and original artwork, as well as standard geographic tools such as maps and handheld Global Positioning Systems, to learn about the neighborhood surrounding the club...

researchers who supervise the project are discovering how children in inner cities view their physical surroundings, what makes them feel good or bad about urban places and how the children themselves impact their communities...

The diverse projects are helping Cope and her students learn more about the microgeographies—the small-scale social/spatial interactions of everyday life—of children's urban experiences, uses of different spaces and perceptions of neighborhoods."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Thursday, September 2, 2004 in State University of New York at Buffalo
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