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Toward a green and playful city : Understanding the social and political production of children's relational wellbeing in Barcelona
Pérez-del-Pulgar, Carmen (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Anguelovski, Isabelle (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Connolly, James J. T. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)

Data: 2020
Resum: This paper examines recent urban green amenities directed toward children and families and develops a novel understanding of the ways in which children's socio-natures are made/unmade through such interventions. We employ ethnographic and archival analysis in two new parks - Poble Nou and Nou Barris - in Barcelona to examine how a particular type of children's wellbeing, what we call "relational wellbeing" is shaped through the production of green-playful-child-friendly amenities. We find that planning processes and visions, urban development goals, and neighbourhood socio-material structure moderate the effect of green-playful-child-friendly amenities on relational wellbeing by directing how these spaces are used. This finding points toward the importance - for equity concerns - of accounting for the social and political processes that generate relational wellbeing. These processes are often reflective of broader economic agendas of urban transformation designed to extract value, control space, and/or legitimize speculative urban development - while sometimes eroding local socio-material conditions - to the point of producing green spaces of privilege, exclusion and control. The connection between relational wellbeing and green-playful-child-friendly interventions highlights the importance, within the urban environmental equity literature, of reconceptualising pathways of wellbeing and health beyond questions of spatial distribution of natural areas and offers a new perspective for the development of future guidelines on green-playful-child-friendly space policies.
Ajuts: European Commission 678034
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad MDM-2015-0552
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad IJCI-2016-31100
Nota: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu CEX2019-000940-M
Drets: Aquest document està subjecte a una llicència d'ús Creative Commons. Es permet la reproducció total o parcial, la distribució, i la comunicació pública de l'obra, sempre que no sigui amb finalitats comercials, i sempre que es reconegui l'autoria de l'obra original. No es permet la creació d'obres derivades. Creative Commons
Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió acceptada per publicar
Matèria: Barcelona ; Children-nature-play ; Urban environmental equity ; Urban political ecology ; Relational wellbeing ; Environmental justice ; Gentrification
Publicat a: Cities, Vol. 96 (January 2020) , art. 102438, ISSN 0264-2751

DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2019.102438

28 p, 1.4 MB

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