Local Matters: the significance of neighbourhoods and social infrastructure for the social inclusion of young people in European cities
We are happy to anounce that the results of the project Citispyce are now available in a new publication, Local Matters: the significance of neighbourhoods and social infrastructure for the social inclusion of young people in European cities, edited by Simon Güntner, Louis Henri Seukwa, Anne Marie Gehrke and Jill Robinson, with the contribution of Olga Jubany and Berta Güell, which presents the research conducted in the city of Barcelona.
How neighbourhoods and services affect the social inclusion and exclusion of young people in European cities
Where young people grow up makes a decisive difference to their life chances. Drawing on case studies from ten European cities, this book looks at how the local environment and the services available for young people affect their socialization. What comes to the fore are the local matters. On the one hand, there are experiences of discrimination and marginalization due to distance and isolation, decay and neglect but also related to piecemeal and top-down approaches to youth and social services. On the other, we find signs of positive transformation and drivers of social innovation: community building projects, the revitalization of abandoned places, appreciative approaches to servicing and a whole array of tactics that young people deploy to overcome their daily struggles.
Barcelona: Trinitat Nova and Raval
The recent economic crisis has caused major changes in young people’s lives in Spain. A study in two deprived areas of Barcelona with different social and urban developments show how key the neighbourhood dimension is to understand the diversity of responses to social inequalities, as reflected in different models of social innovation.
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