POSTED: August 17, 2018
View of the city © CUSP :: Photo taken by one of the young people from Lambeth, as part of the CYCLES research project

Young lives in seven cities: evaluating sustainable consumption

Talks and Exhibition | ESRC Festival of Social Science
Wednesday, 7 November 2018

In our research we have been listening to young people around the world talk about their everyday lives, including what they like about where they live and what they might like to change.

We wanted to understand the possibilities for young people to live flourishing urban lives in sustainable ways. To do this, our research teams spoke with young people aged 12-24 in seven very different cities – Lambeth in London UK, Christchurch in New Zealand, Dhaka in Bangladesh, New Delhi in India, Sao Paulo in Brazil, Grahamstown in South Africa and Yokohama in Japan.

We asked them to tell us about the kind of food they eat and where they get it from, about how they get around their city and away, how they spend their leisure time, what their home life is like, and about work and school. We also asked them to take photos and make drawings to illustrate their stories and we will be sharing these images and stories at the event in the form of an exhibition.

As well as hearing about young peoples’ everyday urban lives, you will also be able to take home a visually rich summary document and have the opportunity to comment about a day in your life and to say what you enjoy and want to change about your own city.


The Foundry
17 Oval Way
London SE11 5RR

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Wednesday, 7 November 2018


Please note that places are limited for the evening. Registration will open shortly. For enquiries, please contact Dr Sue Venn. For information about the ESRC Festival of Social Science, please see the ESRC website.


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