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Children’s Environments Research Group,
United States

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Children’s Environments Research Group

The Graduate School and University Center
The City University of New York
33 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Tel: 1-212-642-2970
Fax: 1-212-642-2971
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site:

Roger Hart
Selim Iltus


Basic research : Research on the relationship of children to the physical
environment: development of theory and of policy and practical applications.
Focus on children living in difficult circumstances and on children with
special needs.

Participatory research: Based on twenty years of experience in empowering
relationships between children and their environments CERG has developed
an expertise in participatory research with children. This usually involves
children participating alongside adult members in their communities.

– Research for programming and evaluation in design.

– Program Development and Evaluation.

– Mass Media

Three full-time post doctoral staff and periodic part-time faculty

Between four and twelve graduate level research associates, depending
on current grants and contracts

Expertise in:
– environmental and developmental psychology
– the social sciences
– geography
– architecture
– landscape architecture
– urban design and planning
– the visual arts
– graphic design
– video production
– multi-media design and production
– web-site development

Last updated: 12 December 1999