New Urbanisms, New Citizens: Children and Young People's Everyday Life and Participation in Sustainable Communities

Lead Research Organisation: University of Warwick
Department Name: Institute of Education

Abstract

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Description Acknowledgment in the Farrell Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
Impact Citation in the acknowledgments of the Farrell Review - and (unattributed) reference to the evidence/suggestions put forward by the team in response to the Review.
 
Description Evidence base for 3 applications for capital funding
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The New Urbanisms, New Citizens project team have been asked to prepare findings reports for three community organisations preparing bids for capital projects to develop play provision for children and young people in case study communities. These findings reports have formed the evidence base for applications for funding from BiffaWard (£49,000), Kettering Borough Council (£7,000) and Northampton Borough Council (£6,700). These bids for funding are currently awaiting decisions. Letters of support from community organisations indicate the significant extent to which the new Urbanisms, New Citizens project has impacted upon local communities by providing a powerful evidence base for such applications.
 
Description North Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit core strategy
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Data from the project informed the evidence base for NNJPU's Core Strategy. The project enabled partnership working with and consultation of local communities, including young people.
 
Description North Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit core strategy plan (JCS)
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact North Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit core Strategy Plan (JCS) para 4.4 and Policy 8 2011 -2031 New Adoption 2016. The impact of NUNC has in particularly been to provide a base for the 'strong urban design/plan shaping focus of the JCS. (Simon James, Principal Planner North Northamptonshire in email 19.1.2017)
 
Description ESRC IAA Garden Villages of Tomorrow: Translating Research Findings into Practice'
Amount £4,900 (GBP)
Organisation University of Birmingham 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Sustainable Science vignette
Amount £3,100 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Science Learning Centre East Midlands
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2013 
End 12/2013
 
Description Sustainable Science vignette
Amount £3,100 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leicester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2013 
End 04/2013
 
Description Sustainable Science vignette
Amount £3,100 (GBP)
Organisation Government of the UK 
Department Science Learning Centre East Midlands
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2013 
End 04/2013
 
Title Methodological Impact 
Description The NUNC project used a series of qualitative and mobile mapping tools to explore children's experiences of everyday live in new urban communities in the UK. The 'My Week' tool was originally developed from the ESRC project 'Changing Times: Children's Understanding and Perception of the Social Organisation of Time', University of Hull. This methodology was first published by Christensen and James (2008). The combination of ethnography, GPS, mobile technology and guided tours was first developed in a project funded by the Danish Research Council on 'Children, Mobility and Urban Space: a project about the influence of the environment on children's physical activity' and published by Christensen et al. (2011) and Mikkelsen and Christensen (2009). 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2009 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact In subsequent research, informed by NUNC was designed by Dr Sophie Hadfield Hill for her innovative 'Map my Community' app to capture data on young people and their families' mobilities, their access to services and everyday experience of their local environment (the app has three features 'Map my week / Capture that / Explore that space). The app was developed as part of the New Urbanisms in India project (funded by the ESRC) and has since been used by a national NGO in India in their participatory planning with children. The app is currently being used in informal settlements across Delhi to campaign for change. 
 
Description Visiting Scholarship: Children and Intergenerational Space in the Restorative City 
Organisation University of Sassari
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Visiting Scholarship in October 2015 I was pleased to accept an invitation to visit the University of Sassari in Italy. The visit entailed a programme of academic and public discussions, exchanges and activities concerning the principles of restorative practices and the restorative city. The main focus of these discussions, and my particular expertise and contribution to them, was to explore intergenerational and spatial aspects of restorative practices, including the experience and use of space, and the importance of place to community identity and well-being. The underlying notion was that space could play an important part in shaping people's responses and attitudes to restorative practices. I gave a number of lectures to graduate and doctoral students and staff; exchanges with researchers in Psychology and Law; meetings in the prison and Town Hall of Tempio Pausania and Rebibbia Prison (Roma). A large number of more informal discussions also took place. The latter part of my visit was dedicated to develop and write a research proposal with Prof. Patrizii and team that has been submitted to the Fondazione Banco. This proposal, entitled "Restorative practices, Use of public space and Well-being of Community", will address how children and young people participate in the development of their communities and how their perspectives can inform the creation of a restorative city for all. The proposed interdisciplinary and mixed method project will investigate young people's use of public spaces; intra- and intergenerational relationships and perceptions of space; and the construction of successful ways of living together within shared spaces. Mounting simultaneous research in Leeds and Sardinia is an on-going aim of continuing work together. I am currently engaged in discussions with Leeds City Council about how this could be accomplished. Together with my Sardinian colleagues I will explore further European possibilities. It was an intellectually stimulating and highly productive visit.
Collaborator Contribution Extended an invitation as Visiting Professor to Professor Pia Christensen to visit the University of Sassari in October 2015. Organisation of programme of academic and public discussions, including research and policy activities re. principles of restorative practices and the restorative city. I gave a number of lectures to graduate and doctoral students and staff; exchanges with researchers in Psychology and Law; meetings in the prison and Town Hall of Tempio Pausania and Rebibbia Prison (Roma). A large number of more informal discussions also took place. The latter part of my visit was dedicated to develop and write a research proposal with Prof. Patrizii and team that has been submitted to the Fondazione Banco. This proposal, entitled "Restorative practices, Use of public space and Well-being of Community", will address how children and young people participate in the development of their communities and how their perspectives can inform the creation of a restorative city for all. The proposed interdisciplinary and mixed method project will investigate young people's use of public spaces; intra- and intergenerational relationships and perceptions of space; and the construction of successful ways of living together within shared spaces. Mounting simultaneous research in Leeds and Sardinia is an on-going aim of continuing work together. Together with my Sardinian colleagues I will explore further European possibilities.
Impact "Restorative practices, Use of public space and children and young people's and community well-being", Research Proposal for research to be carried out in Tempio Paussania, Sardinia. Submitted November 2015.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Youth, Vitality and Community Conference 2nd April 2014 University of Leeds 
Organisation Abbeydale Building Environment Consultants
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution in collaboration and co-organisation with Abbeydale Consultants LBC with contribution from Jo Sayers, Merseyside Forest team.
Start Year 2013
 
Description 'Unfolding the Pushchair: young children's mobility' RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 30th August - 2nd September 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited presentation to the session 'Geographies of young children'. The paper presented was titled: 'Unfolding the Pushchair: young children's mobility'
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 30th August - 2nd September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'New urbanisms, new citizens' workshop : designing, building and living in new communities : the perspectives of children and young people 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact One-day workshop presenting key project findings to a range of policy-makers and practitioners in the UK, including planners, architects, professionals working with young people. Attended by over 25 delegates.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 'Unfolding the Pushchair: young children's interdependent mobilities' at Conference 'Young people and New Urban Agenda - Habitat III', University of Brimingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Paper presented 'Unfolding the Pushchair: young children's interdependent mobilities' at Conference 'Young people and New Urban Agenda - Habitat III', University of Brimingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Briefing meeting at Department for Communities and Local Government 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to present key findings from New Urbanisms, New Citizens project, and discuss policy implications, with representative of DCLG Housing Supply and Markets Division.

Department for Communities and Local Government / Housing Supply and Markets Division
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description CFP RGS-IBG2016:Apps, mobiles and technologies: innovative methodologies in research with children, young people and families 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Sophie Hadfield-Hill is session convenor at Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference in London 31st August to 2nd September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CPD session jointly organised with the Royal Geographical Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Date: Wednesday 1st March

Location: GEES, University of Birmingham (joint organising with the Royal Geographical Society)

Event: This CPD session addressed the core theme of Changing place; changing places within the recent A-Level specifications, with a focus on sustainable urban development in both the UK and India. Cities and urban areas around the world are under immense pressure to adapt to environmental, social, economic, political and cultural threats. It is important that students understand and reflect on the opportunities and challenges which living in an increasingly urban world presents to people and place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Children and Sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Project team convened international one-day conference at University of Northampton. The conference followed directly from the New Urbanisms, New Citizens project, exploring the notion of sustainability in relation to urban planning and the social lives of children in urban spaces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Children and Young People as key Stakeholders in India's urban Agenda 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited Presentation/seminar by Drs Sophie Hadfield-Hill and John Horton Urban Dialogue Seminar, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, september 18th 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Children and young people's everyday pedestrian practices in newly-built urban spaces in England. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact University of Birmingham, 14-15th Sept 2016.Paper presented at 'Young people and the 'New Urban Agenda': addressing key themes of Habitat III' conference, Horton, J., Christensen, P., Hadfield-Hill, S. and Kraftl, P. (2016)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Children's Mobility and Space 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Speaker as part of TRUST - Uppsala Transdisciplinary Seminar in Sustainable Developement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Children's Mobility in New Sustainable Communities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited key Note Lecture to Vilnius, Lithuania
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cities Alive Everything to play for - workshop Arup London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Contributing to the design of more Child-friendly cities around the world through the next book in Arup Cities Alive series, avaiable from Arup.com July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference Young People and the 'New Urban Agenda' adressing key themes of Habitat III 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Conference Young People and the 'New Urban Agenda' adressing key themes of Habitat III organised by members of the NUNC and NUI teams.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Creating communities that work 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact School-based workshop for 38 'gifted and talented' students. Learning and discussion activities based on findings from New Urbanisms, New Citizens project. Production of transferable resource and activity pack for use with secondary school pupils.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Ethnography with Children: Conversations, Movement and Imaginative leaps 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Keynote at Values of Childhood and Childhood Studies

IV Conference on Childhood Studies 7-9 May University of Oulo, Finland (International)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Large-scale housing in the UK : learning the lessons of the (recent) past 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Blog entry on large-scale housing in the UK - learning the lessons from New Labour's Sustainable Communities agenda

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Launch workshop: New Urbanisms, New Citizens's 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact NUNC Project team organised launch event, with networking activities and presentations by project team, Policy Advisor to Sustainable Development Commission, and cognate researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Living on a Building Site: Young People's Experience of Emerging 'Sustainable Communities' in England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture to the Catholic University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany, on 21st May 2014. Part of their prestigious 'Kidsp(l)aces lecture series, running in 2014 (details at http://www.ku-eichstaett.de/mgf/Geographie/wigeo/spaces). Slides to be uploaded once presentation has taken place.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Living on a building site 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited departmental seminar, on children's experiences of living on a building site
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Living on a building site': young people's everyday lives in sustainable communities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Presentation of project findings, focusing upon children and young poeple's experiences of playing in unfinished and 'half-built' spaces in new urban communities in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description New Challenges in Ethnographic Research with Children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited Keynote To the interdisciplinary Conference and workshop 'Children in Time and Space' at University of Uppsala
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description New Urbanisms, New Citizens: experiments with methods and mobilities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Invited seminar presentation plus networking activities with 'Dwelling with the City' research group and workshop with doctoral students at University of Helsinki.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description New Urbanisms, New Citizens: workshop 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Community workshop jointly run and managed by a group of young people and the researchers of the NUNC project. Participants included: children and young people aged 9-15 who live in the community and representatives of organisations working and living in the local area such as the Residents' Association, Local Police, Parish, Borough and County Councillors, Homes and Communities Agency, the Church and Scouts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description New Urbanisms, New Citizens: workshop 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Community workshop planned and run by a group of young people from the local community in collaboration with researchers of the NUNC project. Workshop participants included children and young people aged (9-15) who live in the community, and representatives of local organisations. Representatives included: Villagers' Association, Local Police, County and Borough Councillors, Housing Association, youth group, Girl Guiding UK and The Scout Association.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description New Urbanisms, New Citizens: workshop 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Commnity workshop planned and run by a group of young people from the local community in collaboration with researchers of the NUNC project. Workshop participants included children and young people aged (10-17) who live in the community, and representatives of local organisations. Representatives included: Residents Association, Local Police, youth group workers and the Borough Council.u
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description New Urbanisms, New Citizens: workshop 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Community workshop planned and run by a group of young people from the local community in collaboration with researchers of the NUNC project. Workshop participants included children and young people aged (10-14) who live in the community, and representatives of local organisations. Representatives included: Residents Association, Local Police, youth group workers and the Borough Council.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Spaces designed for / by young people: study visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Study visit for Social Sciences Masters students at The University of Northampton. Guided walk draws on empirical material from New Urbanisms, New Citizens project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Spaces designed with/for/by children, young people and families 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two conference sessions convened in Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) Annual Conference. Sessions sponsored by Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Sustainable communities 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Lecture for first year Human Geography undergraduates at The University of Northampton, in Learning for Sustainable Development module. Lecture draws on empirical material from New Urbanisms, New Citizens project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Sustainable development: policy and community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Lecture to second year Sociology students in module Globalization and Development in the 21st Century at The University of Northampton.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The Everyday life of Children and young people: Challenging the perspective of 'Youth as a problem' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited session paper, Youth Studies Conference: New Agendas on Youth and Young Adulthood 2013
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The politics of 'being young' in new sustainable communities (Portuguese translation) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited keynote lecture at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brazil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Vitality, Youth and Community 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Pia Christensen (PI) convened international one-day conference at University of Leeds. The conference focuses on the notion of vitality in relation to urban planning and the social lives of young people in urban spaces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Welcoming and being welcomed 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited Speaker at 'You'r welcome: Young People and Community Involvement in Our Society' Seminar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Working with children and young people: experiences, reflections and considerations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Lecture for Social Sciences Masters students at The University of Northampton, in Working with Children module. Lecture draws on ethical case study materials from New Urbanisms, New Citizens project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Young People's Experiences of Living in New, Sustainable Communities in the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Primary Audience
Results and Impact Invited presentation. Presentation of project findings, focusing upon children's everyday experiences of living in new urban spaces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Young people's experiences of living in new 'sustainable communities' : building new lives? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Invited departmental seminar - examining how sustainable communities plan social and biological lives, and children's experiences of/responses to that planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Young people, vitality and place-making in new communities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of project findings, focusing upon young people's agency in the production of vitality and conviviality in new communities. The paper argues that young peopel are crucial to the vitality of the public realm. Through their extensive outdoor activities (playing, walking, cycling, making and meeting friends) they are very active in building and maintaining communities in development - arguably much more so than many adult residents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014