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Chapter 10 - Enschede

Methodological demonstration for chapter 10 “Children's perception of their city centre : a qualitative GIS methodological investigation in a Dutch city” (pp. 163 -169)

AlArasi Haifa, Martinez Javier, Amer Sherif 
Methodological demonstration by André Mano

Taking children as active social agents whose insights are relevant when it comes to urban planning, the book chapter describes a case study in the city of Enschede (the Netherlands), where a qualitative GIS approach (qGIS) was used to enable children to register their perceptions of the urban environment. The perceptions of a group of twenty-eight children aged 10-17 years are quantified and mapped.