This paper introduces some perspectives regarding minority group behavior and the places where they can "be themselves" in the city. Through participant observation, we looked at how children and the homeless find places where they are free to be themselves. The physical and social characteristics of the environments were described. Results indicated that 1) facilities designed for such groups can actually be exclusionary, so 2) they need another type of facilities such as one that allows them to create in outdoor environments, and 3) in order for these groups to be able to create their own outdoor environments which are different from indoor ones, it is necessary for them to be able to use and change, and be supported by, their social and physical environments.
|Translated title of the contribution||The relationships between minority behavior and regional environments as places where they can be themselves|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|