In the urban planning discipline, active and ethical participation must include not only the adult segment of the population, but also younger people. However, many issues still have to be addressed in order to turn this theoretical approach into practice. This paper revolves around the overall role of the urban planning scholar. In particular, it reflects on the issue of how schoolchildren and young people develop a sense of belonging to their neighborhood, based on an action research held in a complex Southern Italian metropolis, Palermo, in the 2013-2015 period. A cooperative multidisciplinary work has allowed to thoroughly address this issue and to build the theoretical foundations of this paper around three key aspects: the notion of neighborhood; the generic practice of participatory processes and their ethical implications, and, finally, the inclusion of schoolchildren and young people in participatory planning processes, along with its peculiar ethical consequences.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||CIUDAD Y TERRITORIO - ESTUDIOS TERRITORIALES|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|