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Cityscape: Volume 16 Number 1 | Article 8


The goal of Cityscape is to bring high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners. Cityscape is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, consumer research, demography, economics, engineering, ethnography, finance, geography, law, planning, political science, public policy, regional science, sociology, statistics, and urban studies.

Cityscape is published three times a year by the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Housing, Contexts, and the Well-Being of Children and Youth

Volume 16 Number 1

Mark D. Shroder

Michelle P. Matuga

Putting Children and Adolescents at the Center of Housing Policy: A Latin American Perspective

Sandra Garcia Jaramillo
Escuela de Gobierno Alberto Lleras Camargo, Universidad de los Andes

The articles in this symposium build an interesting bridge between housing policy and child and youth development by establishing the direct connections between different dimensions of housing (dwellings, neighborhoods, and communities) and human development. Bringing concerns about the well-being of children and adolescents into the housing policy debate is important because housing is a basic dimension of child well-being that affects other dimensions of development, such as health and education. Yet, many times housing policies are designed and oriented from an adultcentered perspective.

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