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Young lives in seven cities | CYCLES launch

Tuesday, 19 September 2017, 5-7pm
Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre

How do young people see the world? What are their hopes and aspirations for the future? What does the ‘good life’ mean for them in an age of environmental and social limits? And how will they navigate the challenges of prosperity and sustainability now facing the 21st Century? These are the questions that motivate the CYCLES* project which we are delighted to launch.

The CYCLES study builds on comparative research into the lifestyles of young urban residents from around the world, including the ground-breaking work of the United Nations Environment Programme’s 2011 Global Survey of Sustainable Lifestyles. It focuses in particular on the lives of young urban citizens, aged between 12 and 24 years, living in very different contexts and situations.

This event marks the launch of the project and the publication of the study’s first background city report.The scoping report provides an initial sketch of our first seven case study cities, drawing from in-depth audits compiled by our research teams in the seven locations: Christchurch, New Zealand; Delhi, India; Dhaka in Bangladesh; Grahamstown in South Africa; London, En- gland; São Paulo, Brazil; and Yokohama in Japan. Each of these cities is different. But each faces issues that confront all urban communities across the globe: ensuring good health and nutrition; providing safe energy and efficient transport; offering good education and decent employment; facilitating the hopes and dreams of the next generation. This report is the beginning of a journey. It is our invitation for others to participate with us in this vital conversation. We hope that you will join us! For project information please see the project page.

*CYCLES_ Children and Youth in Cities—Lifestyle Evaluations and Sustainability

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