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Hot of the Press - Dr. Derr Co-Authors New Book

Congratulations Dr. Victoria Derr on completion of a book about engaging children and youth in the process of urban design. Developed with co-authors from the University of Colorado, "Placemaking with Children and Youth offers comprehensive guidance in how to engage children and youth in the planning and design of local environments. From a history of children’s rights to case studies discussing international initiatives to create child-friendly cities, it explains the importance of children’s active participation in their societies and presents ways to bring all generations together to plan cities with a high quality of life. Not only does it delineate best practices, it also provides principles for working ethically with children, youth, and families, paying particular attention to the inclusion of marginalized populations." from Derr, Chawla, Mintzer Placemaking with Children and Youth (2018)