18thJuly 2023

Cities bring together the world’s youth on climate change and sustainable urban development

18.07.23|Categories: Miscellaneous, Places, Resources|Tags: , , , , , |

Child in the City (5 July 2023) describes how a global coalition of city mayors has launched a new network designed to help connect young climate activists across the globe. This article shares a number of useful initiatives. For example, how city governments are working with young people through C40’s Students [...]

4thJuly 2023

Geography fieldwork resources – primary and secondary

04.07.23|Categories: Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Field Studies Council (FSC) have announced the return of the Geographical Association’s annual celebration of fieldwork, #NationalFieldworkFortnight. Unfortunately this does not fit with the Scottish school holiday calendar. However, the FSC have put together some fantastic free resources and ways to get involved, at any time. These resources are [...]

27thJune 2023

Vertical schools are increasingly common. This is what students want in ‘high’ school design

27.06.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , |

This Child in the City article (22 June 2023) explores why some new schools have to go up. This recently published Australian study  surveyed students at three vertical schools. The author points out that ‘While vertical schools generally have limited space on school grounds, they are usually built in central urban [...]

15thJune 2023

Types of greenspace and adolescent mental health and well-being in metropolitan London

15.06.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This journal article in Cities and Health 24 Feb 2023 (advance article) explores the impact of different types of greenspace on the mental health of young people living in London. It draws on analysis of longitudinal data covering 10-15 year old adolescents. The findings indicate a lack of consistent results [...]

7thJune 2023

Youth sustainability and democracy: how young people can shape environmental policy in urban spaces

07.06.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , |

This British Academy report (Sloam, James; Henn, Matt; Huebner, Christine 2023) is available here. This study explores ways of getting young people involved in action to tackle environmental problems in their neighbourhoods. The report summarises the key findings from the case studies in London and Nottingham, and presents the following [...]