Children’s Perceptions of and Engagement in Urban Resilience in the United States and Mexico

Victoria Derr, Yolanda Corona, Tuline Gülgönen

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Resilience planning is increasingly employed as a means for cities to anticipate and plan for environmental and social challenges. Children’s perspectives are underrepresented in this domain. Through drawings, murals, photographs, videos, and dialogues, children shared their perspectives on resilience in two disparate cities—Boulder, Colorado, USA, and Mexico City, Mexico. Elements that support and negate resilience were consistent between cities. However, the negative aspects of physical and social safety were more acutely felt in Mexico City. While children were clear about what composes a resilient city, integration of these ideas into resilience planning was more challenging, especially in Mexico City.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalJournal of Planning Education and Research
StatePublished - Jul 31 2017


  • participation
  • resilience
  • urban planning
  • children’s rights
  • sustainability
  • 100 Resilient Cities


  • Sustainability
  • Civic and Community Engagement
  • Urban Studies and Planning

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