Our vision is a just and inclusive world, where children and youth, in partnership with their families, neighbors and communities, have the opportunity to participate in the creation of environments that support their right to live, learn and play.
The Children’s Environments Research Group (CERG), links university scholarship with the development of policies, environments, and programs to fulfill children’s rights and improve the quality of their lives. CERG is housed within the Center for Human Environments of The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. There are two major strands to our work. The first is a broad concern with the fulfillment of children’s rights. The second is a more specific focus on the planning, design and management of children’s physical environments.
Areas of Focus