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Title: Making habitable space together with female Chinese immigrants to Hong Kong : an interdisciplinary participatory action research project
Authors: Ku, HB 
Kwok, YCJ 
Keywords: Female Chinese immigrants
Participatory action research
Photovoice
Urban planning and design
Visual simulation modelling
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Action research, 2008, v. 6, no. 3, p. 261-283 How to cite?
Journal: Action research 
Abstract: When women from mainland China are newly arrived in Hong Kong, their first difficulty is usually environmental stress. Their socio-economic situation often limits their ability to express their expectations related to their living space. In order to enable the women to voice their views and become participants in urban planning, our research group adopted interdisciplinary participatory action research, including non-participant observation, in-depth interviews, focus groups, photovoice, visual simulation-modelling workshops, etc. In the process, we asked these newly arrived woman to 1) offer comments on their current living situation; 2) describe clearly their preferred housing environment; and 3) propose suggestions to the Hong Kong Government in respect to housing and neighbourhood planning. This article intends to demonstrate the validity of the use of these methods to promote participatory democracy in the context of an urban living environment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/60552
ISSN: 1476-7503 (print)
1741-2617 (online)
DOI: 10.1177/1476750308094131
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