The research themes and findings presented in this third iteration of this study supersede the original two studies by developing a wider research context as it relates to young people and contemporary urban life. With continuing urbanisation, key questions that were not part of the 1972 and 1998 projects are explored:
- What is urban life like for a technology generation?
- How do technologies such as smart phones and other technological ‘way-finding’ devices impact their knowledge, understanding and experience of the urban environment.
This study addresses questions like these by focusing on achieving the GUIC III project aim and its four objectives.
To determine young people’s use, knowledge and perceived value of their local environment.
To identify with young people issues that influence their wellbeing and quality of life, and opportunities for positive change in their urban setting.
To suggest youth engagement methods that may best be used in particular urban and/or cultural settings (e.g. informal settlements in the Global South versus suburban areas in the Global North), as well as to identify methods that can be used across settings and cultures.
Where possible develop an activity, initiative or project for local and/or cross-site community engagement with young people where outcomes lead to improvements in their lives.
Project leads and coordinators
Researchers and countries
|Australia||Beau Beza, Angela Kreutz, Kelly Greenop, Steph Wyeth, Kali Marnane, Maram Shaweeh and Bryan Mukandi|
|Argentina||Robin Moore and Nilda Cosco|
|Canada||Juan Torres, Natasha Blanchet-Cohen and David Driskell|
|Chile||Daniela Casanello Frisius and Piera Medina|
|China||Helen Woolley, Xia Wang, Pai Tang and Quinying Zhang|
|Colombia||Jaime Hernádndez-Garcia and Sabina Cardenas O´Byrne|
|El Salvador||Glenda Mejía and Tania Cañas|
|Germany||Angela Million (Uttke), Anna Juliane Heinrich, Ignacio Castillo Ulloa|
|Mexico||Cristina Garduno Freeman|
|Nepal||Beau Beza, Neeraj Dangol, Ang Tshering Sherpa and Tsering Shrestha|
|New Zealand||Penelope Carroll and Karen Witten|
|Nigeria||Taibat Lawanson, Victor Onifade and Dami Oluwo|
|South Africa||Katherine Hall|
|UK||Barry Percy-Smith, Leanne Monchuk, Helen Lomax, Wendy Turner, Anna Tarrnat, Kate Smith|
|US||Patsy Eubanks Owens, Janet Loebach, Byoung-Suk Kweon and Dongying Li|
Participate in this project
We welcome involvement in GUIC III through:
- study as a future higher degree by research (HDR) student
- research and collaboration with GUIC academics and scholars
- work with GUIC as a government or commercial stakeholder.
Please contact us for further information on participating in this project.