New Urbanism in India: Urban Living, Sustainability and Everyday Life

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Sch of Geography, Earth & Env Sciences

Abstract

The focus of the research is the everyday life of children, young people and families living in spaces of New Urbanism in India. India's economic growth has been matched by rapid urban development in recent years; the urban landscape is being significantly re-modelled in line with the principles of New Urbanism - the creation of 'walkable,' diverse, inclusive, sustainable spaces where people will want to live both now and in the future. New large scale developments such as the case study community, Lavasa, are emerging to meet the demand for housing in the Indian context (c.300,000 residents). Future plans include the replication of Lavasa, providing homes to hundreds of thousands of families and individuals across the country, a move to attract individuals away from the clogged metropolitan cities of Delhi and Mumbai, to new urban environments.

This research is a unique opportunity to gather empirical evidence of the day-to-day experiences, issues and needs of residents (children, young people and adults) living and moving through this new urban environment. The research is of international significance; current research into the lives of families in large scale, inclusive, sustainable communities is lacking, particularly in the context of an emerging superpower. The research predominantly uses qualitative research methods; however, an innovative mobile 'app' will be developed to further explore and map family mobility within the community. There are three interlinked strands to the research:

Internationalising New Urbanism:
Primarily, this strand aims to create a dialogue of exchange between those engaged in sustainable urbanism in the UK context (primarily those involved in the creation of 'sustainable communities', albeit on a smaller scale) and those creating new communities in India. What lessons can be learnt from applying the principles of New Urbanism (essentially American and European informed), are there specific design features and points of best practice which can be transferred between these communities and contexts?

Sustainable design and mobility - everyday routines, transport and access:
This strand will explore family mobility in the context of this new urban environment; a landscape which has been designed in line with principles of sustainability and effective transport use. How are residents moving through and interacting with their environment during their everyday routines? Given that its design has been planned so that 'all components of essential city life are located within walking distance,' is car use minimised within this context? Given the plethora of services and amenities Lavasa provides, how are these connected and used in the rhythm of everyday life? Efficient connectivity is a key principle of the urban infrastructure in Lavasa. This strand aims to explore the successes and limitations of Lavasa's connectivity.

Nature and green space in a planned city:
Following on from the previous objective, this strand aims to explore the impact of green and public space on the lives of children, young people and their families living in the community. Nature and green space are important and educational; they are interactive elements of the planned city. How are these spaces being used in the everyday life of residents? Are children and young people free to explore the nature and open space which has been planned into their neighbourhood?

Planned Impact

The research objectives are not intended for single audiences; they are interrelated and will be of significant interest to a wide range of local and international stakeholders. In addition to the enhancement of academic knowledge, outlined elsewhere in the proposal, this research has relevance to a wider audience:

Practitioners and stakeholders: Planners; Urban Designers; Community workers; Play workers; Local Councillors; Private Sector Developers; Local Government; National Government.

Engaging with practitioners: Working in partnership with urban practitioners is a central aim of this research project. Relations with urban designers, architects and planners in the UK context have already been forged through previous work on the New Urbanisms, New Citizens ESRC project, this work will extend this network and conversation to the Indian context. For high impact research, strong relationships with stakeholders working in the field are essential. There will be two workshop events, one based in India and the other in the UK, these will be networking events for practitioners based in the field of urban design, urban living and mobility.

Benefit: The project has the support of Lavasa Corporation Limited (see attached letter), this relationship is vital for the dissemination of outputs and for meaningful impact (particularly given the plans to replicate Lavasa). This will be a significant pathway for ensuring the results of this project are taken into account for future large scale developments in both the India and potentially in the wider emerging market context (medium and long term impact). The project has the potential to increase the effectiveness of newly built communities, considering service provision, individual mobility, sustainable transport and access to nature and green space (for both future phases of the Lavasa development and other planned large scale communities). In terms of the UK context, where large scale new build developments are on the agenda, this research has the potential to inform and advise on examples of best practice from an international setting; consulting on local government development plans and informing those in policy settings for housing provision and the creation of liveable communities.

Local community: Participants of the research; children and young people; local residents; local businesses and services.

Engaging with communities: Developing methodologies and engagement tools for working with communities, particularly children and young people, in the context of urban planning and design is an important element of the project. I have experience in running community based workshops with young people in the UK context and hope to transfer this knowledge and practice to the Indian context.

Benefit: Developing guidance for practitioners working in the field (in India), in terms of local consultation and particularly working with young people is important and this could have significant impact in terms of future engagement in the community. Engaging with residents in the form of participatory workshops can have significant self-and localised impact (providing a forum for individuals to have a stake, a say in their community). The project has the potential to stimulate change in terms of urban design and perceptions of local engagement, for both existing and future residents of large scale developments. In terms of a wider community impact, the research will be engaging with stakeholders who can make changes to policy, design and consultation; thus, the research has the potential to contribute to community well-being and quality of life, both in existing communities and those living in future areas of large scale development.

Related Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Award Value
ES/K00932X/1 01/11/2013 28/02/2014 £242,764
ES/K00932X/2 Transfer ES/K00932X/1 01/03/2014 31/10/2016 £222,330
 
Title My City Exhibition (Lavasa, India) 
Description As part of the 'New Urbanisms in India' research project, children and young people were involved in the building of a city model using recycled materials. The city model is to reflect the data and findings from in-depth research with children, young people and their families living, learning, working or playing in this new urban environment. The model is currently being displayed in the Exhibition Centre, Lavasa, India for all of the community, developers and potential investors to see young people's engagement in city planning. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact - By showcasing this model we have engaged with the urban designers, architects and planners of a new urban development - we have evidence of changed thought processes of involving young people in the planning process. - We have evidence of the inclusion of young people's voices in informing the next phase of development from the Community Development Officer. - Collecting evidence of impact is ongoing. 
 
Title New Urbanisms in India: Project exhibition (1: Local school) 
Description The researchers put together a school based exhibition for participants and the wider community to engage with the research findings. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The school based display prompted wider discussion about the research findings and exposed the work of young people in the planning and design of new urban spaces. 
 
Title New Urbanisms in India: Project exhibition (2: Local school) 
Description The researchers put together a school based exhibition for participants and the wider community to engage with the research findings. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The researchers worked with the young people to produce a display in their school - this prompted discussion around the involvement of young people in the design and planning of new city spaces. 
 
Title New Urbanisms in India: Project exhibition (3: Local school) 
Description The researchers put together a school based exhibition for participants and the wider community to engage with the research findings. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The researchers worked with the young people to produce a display in their school - this prompted discussion around the involvement of young people in the design and planning of new city spaces. 
 
Description The New Urbanisms in India research project investigated the everyday lives of children, young people and their families living in a site of urban change in India. Through an extensive period of ethnographic fieldwork (January - November 2015) and use of mixed, innovative methodologies (individual in-depth interviews, guided walks, creative methods, focus groups, community based workshops and the use of a mobile app 'Map My Community'), data was collected from 350 children, young people and their families. The research and findings offer a major insight into the everyday lives of children and their families at a site of urban transformation in India through the delivery of the core project objectives. Significant new knowledge has been generated about the lived experience of urban change. Twelve core themes emerged from the analysis: education provision; (dis)connection; a place in the making; nature and green space; experiences of play; being and feeling safe; experiencing inequality; opportunities; tourism vs. living; being part of urban change; lived experience of financial turmoil and imagining a future (the final project report can be accessed here: www.new-urbanism-india.com).

A series of policy recommendations have been proposed to be considered by governments, policy makers, developers and urban planners who are embarking on or involved in planning urban futures:

- Connections between the rural and the urban are vital for pathways of social and economic prosperity. Small towns and villages are core components of urban life; connections (roads and pavements) should be made and maintained.
- A diverse education portfolio must be at the heart of any urban transformation strategy. Sites of education connect young people to place and enable families to commit to sites of urban change.
- Spaces of interaction are key sites of belonging and community building. It is essential to integrate spaces for people to sit, eat, walk and play throughout the development (both indoor and outdoor).
- When translocating urban design features across contexts and communities, the design and physical properties of materials need to be compatible with the local environment. It is important to also acknowledge the socio-cultural context in the translocation process.
- It is important to recognise the significance of water for wellbeing (beyond its requirement for survival), providing spaces for recreation and interactions with water, avoiding the privatisation of such spaces.
- Urban planning should have nature as a key component for the wellbeing of urban dwellers. A diversity of natural spaces are needed, from planned nature trails to informal spaces for people to interact with nature.
- Play spaces are important for young people's everyday lives and careful consideration needs to be given to their safe location, walkability and accessibility for all young people.
- When planning, building and transforming urban spaces, developers and policies need to be sympathetic to the landscape of memories which families and communities hold.
- Urban agendas need to be inclusive in terms of who is counted as a citizen and actively seek opportunities for utilising local resources, skills, labour and knowledge in urban development.
- New urban spaces, whether they be entirely new cities or sites of urban change should not be visioned, designed and built without considering the everyday lives, needs and desires of children, young people and their families. Opportunities for citizen participation needs to be at the core of urban agendas.

Significant developments were made in the design and implementation of new technological tools for social science research. An app, 'Map My Community', was designed as an innovative mapping tool to capture data on young people and their families' mobilities, their access to services and everyday experiences of their local environment. The data gave extraordinary insight into everyday routines, marginal spaces and spatio-temporalities of life in a new urban development. The data also gave access to interior, private spaces and moments which are normally difficult to access in social science research - favourite spaces, family routines and habits. Map My Community has three research-led features: Map my week, Capture that and Explore that space. In addition to advancing methodological capabilities, the research has raised new questions with regard to the ethical complexities of technological tools in research with young people. The research tool has since been implemented (in collaboration with the researchers) by an NGO in Delhi, using the innovative tool in their work with children and young people, to advocate for improved living conditions in Delhi's informal settlements. The app has received widespread attention, internationally, as a tool which has the potential for citizen participation in a diverse range of contexts and communities. Opportunities for further collaboration are being pursued. The wider use of this app demonstrates good value for money and the potential for impact broader than the initial scope of the project.
The research process has opened up a significant network of collaborative partnerships with NGOs, local governments, private corporations and international agencies working on inclusive, participatory, urban development processes and practices. The research findings are being considered by a range of local, national and international agencies with regard to policy implications in the context of a New Urban Agenda (UN-Habitat).

During the process of fieldwork, local students and researchers were trained in qualitative research with children and young people, ethical research practice and the use of technological tools in the field. There was a sustained effort at capacity building across the wider research team.
Exploitation Route There are multiple Pathways to Impact being pursued to ensure that the research findings detailed in the final report have maximum impact, academically and in terms of influencing policy and practice with regard to the urban transformation agenda and impact on young people and families' lives. In relation to practitioners and stakeholders (urban designers, community workers, local councillors, private sector developers, local and national government) the research team has engaged with such stakeholders since the outset of the project, which has provided fertile ground for the recommendation and implementation of research findings. The Lavasa Corporation has been a significant stakeholder from the outset and the project is continuing to have impact on changed perceptions and practices in relation to urban development (in terms of recommendations for education provision, mobility, access to services and facilities and experiences of nature in urban spaces). The research team are pursuing multiple networks in terms of the delivery of the Smart City agenda in India, speaking with stakeholders about the implementation of project findings which relate to the broader urban transformation agenda. In terms of the UK context, where large scale, new build developments are being planned and developed, there is the potential to inform and advise on examples of best practice, from an international setting, on housing provision and the creation of liveable communities. The research team is also engaged on an international scale with UN-Habitat on the development of metadata for Sustainable Development Goal Indicator 11.3.2, with a specific focus on citizen participation in urban planning, directly drawing on the research from this project. A series of academic papers will develop theoretical and methodological debates within geography, including: living in landscapes of urban transformation; the role and experience of nature in urban spaces and the use of innovative technological tools in social science research.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Transport,Other

URL http://www.new-urbanism-india.com/
 
Description There are multiple Pathways to Impact being pursued to ensure that the research findings detailed in the final report have maximum impact, academically and in terms of influencing policy and practice with regard to the urban transformation agenda and impact on young people and families' lives. In relation to practitioners and stakeholders (urban designers, community workers, local councillors, private sector developers, local and national government) the research team has engaged with such stakeholders since the outset of the project, which has provided fertile ground for the recommendation and implementation of research findings. The Lavasa Corporation has been a significant stakeholder from the outset and the project is continuing to have impact on changed perceptions and practices in relation to urban development (education provision, mobility, access to services and facilities and experiences of nature in urban spaces). Impacts have been noted with regard to changed perceptions and ways of working (in terms of designing child-friendly spaces). The research team are pursuing multiple networks in terms of the delivery of the Smart City agenda in India, speaking with stakeholders about the implementation of project findings which relate to the broader urban transformation agenda. The research findings also have applicability to other planning and policy contexts (outside of India). The research team is working with Local Authorities in the UK on the planning of Garden Village developments. This work will ensure that lessons learnt from the NUI project are replicated in the design and building of new developments in the UK. The translation of research findings has already had a positive impact to both the policy and the design of new urban spaces. This work is ongoing in 2017/18. At an international scale, the PI of the project was invited to contribute to the development of the metadata for the Sustainable Development Goal, Indicator 11.3.2, focusing on citizen participation in urban planning. The expertise needed for this panel and contribution draws directly from NUI learnings. The project is also having an impact in the context of the work at the UN-Habitat, Housing division. The lead field-researcher for the NUI project is currently seconded to UN-Habitat with the core aim of translating research findings into practice. There are multiple pathways to impact being pursued, this work is ongoing in 2017/18. Significant developments were made in the design and implementation of new technological tools for social science research. An app, 'Map My Community', was designed as an innovative mapping tool to capture data on young people and their families' mobilities, their access to services and everyday experiences of their local environment. The data gave extraordinary insight into everyday routines, marginal spaces and spatio-temporalities of life in a new urban development. The data also gave access to interior, private spaces and moments which are normally difficult to access in social science research - favourite spaces, family routines and habits. Map My Community has three research-led features: Map my week, Capture that and Explore that space. In addition to advancing methodological capabilities, the research has raised new questions with regard to the ethical complexities of technological tools in research with young people. The research tool has since been implemented (in collaboration with the researchers) by an NGO in Delhi, using the innovative tool in their work with children and young people, to advocate for improved living conditions in Delhi's informal settlements. The work through using the app has led to positive changes on the ground in these communities (from the implementation of sewerage systems, opening-up of toilet facilities and the allocation of resources for children's play spaces). The app has received widespread attention, internationally, as a tool which has the potential for citizen participation in a diverse range of contexts and communities. Opportunities for further collaboration are being pursued. The wider use of this app demonstrates good-value for money and the potential for impact broader than the initial scope of the project. The app infrastructure has subsequently been used in other ESRC funded research projects in Brazil, further extending its use as a research tool. Through the 'Garden Villages of Tomorrow' impact project, we are currently working with Local Authorities in their planning for new developments, findings from the NUI project have inputted into a briefing report and our recommendations. This work is ongoing and impacts will be reported as they emerge. The research process has opened-up a significant network of collaborative partnerships with NGOs, local governments, private corporations and international agencies working on inclusive, participatory, urban development processes and practices.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Education,Government, Democracy and Justice,Other
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description CPD session for A-Level Teachers - curriculum development
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact This was a CPD session run for A-Level teachers On Wednesday 1st March the RGS-IBG together with GEES Outreach organised the second CPD subject knowledge update for A-Level geography teachers. This event addressed the core A Level theme of Changing Places with a specific focus on sustainable urban development in both the UK and India. This event was led by Sophie Hadfield-Hill and Peter Kraftl and drew on two large ESRC projects with the aim of translating research into classroom resources. Following the event a resource pack will be co-created with the RGS to disseminate to schools.
 
Description Input into the metadata for Sustainable Development Goal 11.3.2
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact As a panel member of the UN-Habitat Global Experts Group (for Sustainable Development Goal 11.3.2) I input into the framing of the metadata. This will be used by the UN to collect data on the effectiveness of SDG 11.3.2
 
Description ESRC IAA
Amount £9,829 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/M500446/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £4,985 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £24,560 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Learning from small cities: Governing imagined futures and the dynamics of change in India's smart age
Amount £464,388 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/R006857/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 05/2020
 
Description Nexus in Brazil (Newton)
Amount £374,523 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/N013190/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2017
 
Description Scaling up Map my Community
Amount £9,255 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Title 'Map My Community' mobile research app 
Description An interactive, innovative mobile 'app' - Map my Community - has been designed to explore and map residents and city users (adults and children) mobility within this case study city development. The app collates data on where they go, how they travel and their local experiences. There are three methodological components: i) 'Map my Week', gathers data on participants' everyday life, mobility and use of community space. Outdoor movements will be tracked for a one week period and at regular intervals participants will be prompted to take part in short surveys to ask where they are, who they are with and how they got there. This will be translated back to the designers of these urban spaces, improving and modifying for future residents of new city developments. ii) 'Explore that Space', enables the research team to pre-define specific areas of the urban environment to prompt information from users (i.e. a park, streets or open space). The app will poll for a participant's position (through their device's GPS), detecting whether they have entered a pre-defined area and then request the completion of a short survey. iii) 'Capture That', allows participants to share with researchers their emotional responses to specific features of the built environment. They are able to take photographs and comment on what they like or think needs improving. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The data produced as a result of the app is being analysed with the rest of the qualitative material. Humara Bachpan Campaign in Delhi has requested to use the app to support their work with young people living in informal settlements, the research team have been successful in a follow-on ESRC IAA application and are currently working with HBC, young people and communities to collect evidence to support their campaign. 
URL https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ac.birmingham.geo.nui&hl=en
 
Description 'Map my Community' - Exhibition stand (Mobile Apps in Research Summit, University of Birmingham, UK) 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact 'Map my Community' - Exhibition stand (Mobile Apps in Research Summit, University of Birmingham, UK). The research team and the app developers networked with other researchers and app developers and discussed the role of apps in social science research. This event led to increased interest in the ESRC mobile app 'Map my Community.'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description 'My City workshop findings' - Hindustan Construction Company Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Research featured in the Hindustan Construction Company newsletter - specifically about the My City workshops and the role of young people in designing new urban spaces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Academic presentation - Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on: 'Young bodies at the edge of crisis: Austerity, economic crisis and urban transformation' - interesting questions and opportunities for networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Academic presentation - Nordic Geographers Meeting, Stockholm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on: 'Fluid inequalities: Young people's everyday experiences of water' - questions and networking opportunities emerged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Academic presentation - RGS-IBG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on 'The stream of the ghosts': Loss, death and the more-than-human in a landscape of urban change.' Invitation to contibute to an edited collection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Academic presentation - RGS-IBG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on: 'If there is no school it is meaningless: education provision, urban development and young lives' - interesting questions and networking opportunities emerged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Building Smart Child-Friendly Cities for 21st Century India (New Delhi, India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited International participation (Sharing best practice and innovation) Building Smart Child-Friendly Cities for 21st Century India, Hosted by Bernard Van Leer Foundation, Ministry of Urban Development, National Institute of Urban Affairs and School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, 28th - 29th November, 2014.

I was invited for this event by NIUA for sharing best practice in the realm of Child-Friendly cities. I have since been invited to other events and have met a range of people to further discussions and opportunities for impact. I met Humara Bachapan at this event which has led to an ESRC IAA follow-on fund working with them in partnership.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Community based workshop: Map my Community (Delhi) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Community based workshop based in informal settlement in Delhi - gaining on the ground knowledge about the impact of the mapping project and recording local impacts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Community engagement talk (1: June) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A community engagement talk with the general public (approx. 30), informing them about the project and engaging them in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Community engagement talk (2: June) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A community engagement talk with the general public (approx. 50+), informing them about the project and engaging them in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Doing social science research in new urban areas (Christ Institute of Management, India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Hadfield-Hill and Zara gave a presentation to 30+ postgraduate students on doing social science research in new urban areas, this presentation prompted discussion and further involvement in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hadfield-Hill, S. and Zara, C. (2015) Marginal ethnography in practice: children, young people and families in a new city development, RGS-IBG, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Hadfield-Hill, S. and Zara, C. (2015) Marginal ethnography in practice: children, young people and families in a new city development, RGS-IBG, 2nd - 4th September, 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Interdisciplinary knowledge sharing - Civil engineering guided walk (September, 2015 - India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Interdisciplinary knowledge sharing: In September 2015, 90 Civil Engineering students from the Universal Engineering College, Mumbai, visited the case study development. This interaction was prompted by the Civil Engineering Department and their increased need for an interdisciplinary view of urban development, integrating a social science view into their practice. The students were taken on a guided walk through the case study by the researchers, who highlighted the social, cultural and material experiences of children and their families and the implication this can have for planning and building practices.

Academics and students reported a change in perception regarding the built environment / what a societal perspective can offer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International conference - Young people and the New Urban Agenda: addressing 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 Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Organised an international two day conference 'Young people and the New Urban Agenda: addressing key themes of Habitat III' at the University of Birmingham. This event brought together academics and stakeholders working with children and youth to address key themes of the United Nations Habitat III New Urban Agenda. Speakers from Brazil, South Africa, India and Europe (14th - 15th September). New networks and research collaborations between policy makers and acacdmics have resulted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.children-new-urban-agenda.com/
 
Description Invited panel speaker - ESRC conference, University of Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Panel speaker at the event 'Communication within the social sciences' - drawing on my ESRC related projects and experience. Questions and networking opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Landscape and belonging: Life in a new city (Nordic Geographers Meeting, Estonia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Hadfield-Hill, S. (2015) Landscape and belonging: Life in a new city, Nordic Geographers Meeting, Estonia, 15-19th June, 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Making a fellow:Telling a story (University of Birmingham, UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Approx. 30 Early career researchers took part in the event 'Making a fellow' - Hadfield-Hill was invited as a speaker reflecting on her experiences of being awarded RCUK funding.

Discussion and requests for further information followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Making and re-making space: everyday sites of multi-culture and intergeneration (URBINO RC21 Conference, Italy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Hadfield-Hill, S. and Zara, C. (2015) Making and re-making space: everyday sites of multi-culture and intergeneration, URBINO RC21 Conference, 27th-29th August, 2015

Future collaborations identified.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Map my Community activity (University of Birmingham, UK) 
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 Approx.100 young people took part in a research activity, inputting into the design of the mobile app 'Map my community.' This prompted discussion regarding the use of mobile techologies in research with young people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Map my Community workshop (Local school, Birmingham, UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Approx. 10 students from a local school participated in the 'Map my Community' research workshop - using the mobile app developed by the team, testing its features and inputting into the design.

The workshop prompted discussion and interest in the research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Media engagement: Business Standard 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media engagement: Business Standard - Research reported by Press Trust of India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/strictly-embargoed-not-for-publication-broadcas...
 
Description Media engagement: Financial express 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media engagement: 'Need-based mapping project brings change in Delhi communties'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.financialexpress.com/india-news/need-based-mapping-project-brings-change-in-delhi-communi...
 
Description Media engagement: India today 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media engagement: India today 'UK Researchers develop blueprint for future Indian cities'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/strictly-embargoed.-not-for-publication-broadcast-webcast-till/1/...
 
Description Media engagement: NDTV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media engagement: NDTV 'An app designed by children roots for child-friendly cities'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://everylifecounts.ndtv.com/an-app-designed-by-children-roots-for-child-friendly-cities-4780
 
Description Media engagement: Phys Org 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media engagement: Phys.org 'Researchers develop blueprint for future Indian cities'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://phys.org/news/2017-02-blueprint-future-indian-cities.html
 
Description My City dissemination workshop (1: 15th September, 2015) (Local school, Lavasa, India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact As part of the 'New Urbanisms in India' research project, children and young people were involved in the building of a city model using recycled materials. The city model is to reflect the data and findings from in-depth research with children, young people and their families living, learning, working or playing in this new urban environment.

My City workshop (1), aimed at participants and stakeholders of the NUI research project, 15th September, 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description My City dissemination workshop (2: 16th September, 2015) (Local school, Lavasa, India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact As part of the 'New Urbanisms in India' research project, children and young people were involved in the building of a city model using recycled materials. The city model is to reflect the data and findings from in-depth research with children, young people and their families living, learning, working or playing in this new urban environment.

My City workshop (2), aimed at participants and stakeholders of the NUI research project, 16th September, 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.new-urbanism-india.com/workshops.php
 
Description My City dissemination workshop (3: 8th October, 2015) (Local school, Lavasa, India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact As part of the 'New Urbanisms in India' research project, children and young people were involved in the building of a city model using recycled materials. The city model is to reflect the data and findings from in-depth research with children, young people and their families living, learning, working or playing in this new urban environment.

My City workshop (3), aimed at participants and stakeholders of the NUI research project, 8th October, 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description New Cities, new spaces: a childhood perspective 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited presentation: New cities, new spaces: a childhood perspective, University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, 17th March, 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description New Urbanisms in India: Researching everyday life (Ecole Hoteliere, Lavasa, India) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Hadfield-Hill and Zara gave a talk on findings from the New Urbanism in India research project. The talk provided a forum for discussion and prompted further engagement in the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description New Urbanisms in India: Urban living, sustainability and everyday life (Newsletter, Spring 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Project newsletter disseminated to all project contacts, interested parties and downloadable on the website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.new-urbanism-india.com/resources/Project%20newsletter%2C%20Spring%202015.pdf
 
Description New Urbanisms in India: Urban living, sustainability and everyday life (Winter, 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Project newsletter disseminated to contacts, interested parties and downloadable on the website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation at Insitute of Advanced Studies, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The presentation 'Planning for sustainable urban transformation: Research, impact and evidence from India' sparked questions and debate about urban change in different contexts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at UN-Habitat 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The presentation was part of a secondment to UN-Habitat. The presentation of our work was intended to translate research into practice and build partnerships for youth housing. Lots of follow-up conversations and pathways to impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Research Presentation at RGS/IBG Conference 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Hadfield-Hill, S. and Zara, C. 2016. (App)ropriate uses of mobile technology in research with children and young people. RGS-IBG, London. 1st September, 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research presentation at Young people and the New Urban Agenda conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Hadfield-Hill, S. and Zara, C. 2016. From the forest to the promenade (and back again): young people's mobilities at a site of urban change. Young people and the New Urban Agenda: addressing key themes of Habitat III, University of Birmingham, 14th - 15th September
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research presentation at Young people and the New Urban Agenda conference (2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Hadfield-Hill, S. and Zara, C. 2016.(Re)thinking urban flows: the role of water in constructing child-friendly urban environments. Young people and the New Urban Agenda: addressing key themes of Habitat III, University of Birmingham, 14th - 15th September
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.children-new-urban-agenda.com/
 
Description Research presentation at Young people and the New Urban Agenda conference (3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Zara, C. 2016. My City - a participatory tool for community based research. Young people and the New Urban Agenda: addressing key themes of Habitat III, University of Birmingham, 14th - 15th September
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.children-new-urban-agenda.com/
 
Description Sharing research project findings - Humara Bachapan Campaign 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited International engagement Hadfield-Hill, S. and Horton, J. Sharing research project findings, Humara Bachapan National Campaign, New Delhi, India, 19th September, 2015

This workshop visit to share project findings directly resulted in a discussion which prompted the putting together of an ESRC follow-on project with HBC, which has since been successful.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sharing research project findings, School of Planning and School of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India 
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 Invited International engagement Hadfield-Hill, S. and Horton, J. Sharing research project findings, School of Planning and School of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India, 21st September, 2015

We engaged with undergraduate and postgraduate planning students and discussed their projects, prompting them to think differently about their work and planning cities of the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description University of Plymouth research seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact An academic seminar on 'Families living with urban change: Entangled narratives of loss and death' - prompted discussion and opportunities for networking
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop with visitors to New Urban environments (Lavasa Summer School, June 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Appox. 60 young people took part in a workshop on 'Visiting new urban environments' - linked to a Summer School which they were participating in. This sparked discussion amongst young people about the design of new urban spaces and led to further interest in the research project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description World Urban Form session - KL, Malaysia 
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 'Technological tools for youth-led community participation and urban data collection' - Opportunity for networking and opened up pathways to impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Zara, C. (2016) Deconstructing landscape aesthetics: A site of urban transformation in India (University of Birmingham, UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Zara, C. (2016) Deconstructing landscape aesthetics: A site of urban transformation in India (University of Birmingham, UK)

An invited departmental seminar on the research which prompted discussion and interest in the findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Zara, C. and Hadfield-Hill, S. (2015) Narratives, emotions and encounters: shifting natures in the context of a new urban environment, RGS-IBG (UK) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Zara, C. and Hadfield-Hill, S. (2015) Narratives, emotions and encounters: shifting natures in the context of a new urban environment, RGS-IBG, 2nd - 4th September, 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Zara, C. and Hadfield-Hill, S. (2015) New cities, new aesthetics? Creating, governing and experiencing beauty (URBINO RC21, Italy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Zara, C. and Hadfield-Hill, S. (2015) New cities, new aesthetics? Creating, governing and experiencing beauty, URBINO RC21, 27th-29th August, 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015