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The Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences includes staff with interests in biological sciences, conservation, ecology, environmental sciences, environmental statistics, geography and waste management. We offer a range of degree programmes and have a number of postgraduate research students. For more information about studying with us please visit http://www.northampton.ac.uk/.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Children, Young People and Families in Changing Urban Spaces Conference

The Centre for Children and Youth welcomed delegates from around the world to share research and ideas about ‘Children, Young People and Families in Changing Urban Spaces’ (http://cypchangingurbanspaces.com/ #ccyevent) at their two-day conference last week. The conference brought together new multidisciplinary research exploring the lives, issues and experiences of children, young people and families in diverse, international urban contexts. As well as welcoming academics from across the UK, there were speakers from New Zealand, Finland, Canada, Singapore, Ireland and India. Themes explored included: creativity and conflict in public spaces, families in urban environments, children and the planning of urban spaces, growing up in an age of austerity, and innovative methods of researching with young people. A keynote speech was given by Tracey Skelton, Associate Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore. Plans have been made to publish research presented at the conference in an international journal and a book.

Associate Professor John Horton closes the conference by drawing 
together the various themes and ideas discussed over the two days.