What do you like about where you live and what would you like to change? These are questions that a team of researchers at the University of Canterbury along with the University of Surrey’s Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity and six research partners from around the world, have been asking young people in seven very different cities – Christchurch in New Zealand, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Lambeth in London, UK, New Delhi in India, São Paulo in Brazil, Makhanda in South Africa and Yokohama in Japan.
To understand how to young people can live well, in sustainable ways, researchers have listened to youth aged 12-24 talk about the kinds of food they eat and where they get it from, about how they get around their city and get-away, how they spend their leisure time, what their home life is like, and about work and school.
Now it’s your turn. A Christchurch wide survey is being rolled out for any 12 to 24 year olds to complete - have your say on what’s special about living in Christchurch for you, and what you’d like to change.
Ōtautahi Mataora – Christchurch Living is part of the CYCLES study (Children and Youth in Cities Lifestyle and Sustainability study) led by Professor Bronwyn Hayward, opens a new window with Dr Kate Prendergast, opens a new window of the University of Canterbury’s Sustainable Citizenship and Civic Imagination Research Group: Hei Puāwaitanga, opens a new window. The study is conducted for the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP, opens a new window), Surrey UK and is funded by the United Kingdom’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).