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USA: Children's Environments Research Group, The City University of New York

The Children's Environments Research Group (CERG), provides a link between university scholarship and the development of policies, environments, and programs that fulfill children's rights and improve the quality of their lives. CERG is concerned with both theory building and the practical application of research and has particular expertise with involving children themselves in the research process.

Examples of Research Projects

1. The development of systems of assessment and monitoring of Child Friendly Communities - UNICEF
2. Research on the changing nature of childhood and children's transactions with the physical environment
3. The improvement of public space and play opportunities through policy review, participatory assessment, and collaboration in the development of new opportunities.
4. Programming and evaluation of innovative design for children (i.e. schools, hospitals, museums, zoos, playgrounds, parks, etc).
5. The development of innovative approaches to involving children and youth in research planning, design, and evaluation.

Contact Information

Children's Environments Research Group
The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
365 5th Avenue, Room 6203.01
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212.817.1902
Fax: 212.817.1564

Director: Roger Hart

Contact: Pamela Wridt

Contact e-mails: Roger Hart, roghart [at] and Pamela Wridt, PWridt [at]


Tags: ["Children and Leisure", "Children's rights", "Children's wellbeing", "Child participation", "Environment and habitat"]
Published Sep. 19, 2008 2:19 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 2:59 PM