EDUCATION | SUSTAINABILITY | ENVIRONMENT

CYCLES FOR SUSTAINIBILITY

KEY PROGRAM FEATURES

SURVEYS

FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS

QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

CYCLES for Sustainability (Children and Youth in Cities, a Lifestyles Evaluation Study) is led by CUSP, an ESRC-funded Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity at the University of Surrey, United Kingdom. International research partners include –Instituto Akatu, BrazilThe National Institute for Environmental Studies, JapanThe University of Canterbury, New ZealandThe Environmental Learning Research Centre, Rhodes University, South AfricaThe Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University, BangladeshSwechha – We For Change Foundation, India. 

CYCLES for Sustainability will examine how cities currently support young people to live sustainably and will hear directly from young people themselves, through focus groups, surveys, and multi-media reporting.

The study focuses specifically on the lives of 12-24 year olds, which spans an important developmental period during which footprints for energy use and habits for consumption are established, and aspirations and attitudes are formed.CYCLES for Sustainability builds on and extends emerging global comparative research into the lifestyles of young urban residents, including UNEP’s 2011 Global Survey of Sustainable Lifestyles.

FOCUS AREA - Education, Sustainability, Environment

KEY ACTIVITIES - Survey, FGD’S, Qualitative and Quantitative Research, Photo Exhibition

OUTREACH AND IMPACT - 60 students engaged in FGD’s in 2018-19. A photo exhibition was organised in London that showcased the photographs clicked by the youth from Jagdamba Camp. This exhibition had photographs showcased from seven other countries

300 participants belonging to different age groups and from different income levels, participated in the survey conducted in year 2 of the project in 2019-2020.

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