Dodman, David R.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Geography and Geology
Feelings of belonging: Young people's views of their surroundings in Kingston, Jamaica
Date of Publication
The feelings of young people towards their surroundings have often been neglected in studies of Third World cities. In this paper, I examine these views in Kingston, Jamaica: a large, poor city with high socio-economic inequality. The young people surveyed have generally positive feelings towards their surroundings, yet are frequently excluded from making decisions about the ways in which these are managed. Their responses shed light on some of the main problems facing the city, and provide a strong case for young people's inclusion in local sustainable development planning.....