Sheridan Bartlett is a senior research associate in the Human Settlements Program at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in London, England. She is currently involved in issues pertaining to urban children, and is the managing editor of IIED’s journal, Environments and Urbanization. Dr. Bartlett is also a research associate at the Children’s Environments Research Group in New York, and works as a consultant to Save the Children’s International Alliance, conducting research and developing programs for young children in Nepal and Bangladesh. Recent publications include a UNICEF Innocenti Digest on urban children with David Satterthwaite, a review of children’s rights and the physical environment for Save the Children, Sweden, and articles in various journals on topics related to children’s environmental health

Roger Hart directs the Ph.D. Environmental Psychology Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is also co-director of the CUNY Children’s Environments Research Group. Dr. Hart’s research has focused on understanding the everyday lives of children and youth, and he has been particularly concerned with practical applications of theory and research to the creation of policy, to the planning and design of children’s environments and to environmental education. In recent years, Dr. Hart has been more broadly concerned with developing research and programs that foster young people’s participation in their communities. To this end, he has collaborated in a number of countries with UNICEF and the Save the Children Alliance on research and programs related to children’s rights.

Jill Swart Kruger is the deputy director and senior social scientist at HIVAN, University of Natal (Durban). She is a research fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of South Africa, the South African director of the Unesco-MOST Growing Up in Cities Project, and founder of STREET-WISE, a program for street children. She is a founding member of the Commission on Children, Youth and Childhood for the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences and serves on FAWESA, a women’s mentoring organization. Since 2000, Dr. Kruger has produced social justice television documentaries. Her publications focus on children living in difficult circumstances and on participatory research with children.

Hirofumi Minami is a professor of environmental psychology at the newly established interdisciplinary graduate program at Kyushu University in Japan. He has developed research projects that examine life-world design throughout the lifespan, focusing on environmental affordances for children’s play and social development, formation of group space in school settings and neighborhood environments, and longitudinal studies on the impact of critical changes in the community upon senior residents’ well-being and sense of place identity. Dr. Minami is an editorial board member for the five–volume series Life Span Developmental Psychology (1995). He also edited “Theoretical perspectives in environment-behavior research: Underlying assumptions, research problems, and methodologies,” published by Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press in 2000.

Gary Moore is the foundation professor of Environment-Behavior Studies and dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Sydney, Australia. His research has focused on children, youth and the built environment, educational facilities, the use of the pattern language and the development of design guides for the planning and design of children’s environments, facility programming, post-occupancy evaluation, and research utilization in architecture, urban design and urban and regional planning. He has consulted widely on children’s environments. He has written Designing Environments for Handicapped Children, empirical research papers in major international journals including the former Children’s Environments, and a 10-part series in Child Care Information Exchange. Professor Moore also edited several issues of the former Childhood City Newsletter and Children’s Environments Quarterly. His work is featured in a video, Child Care by Design, produced by Health and Welfare Canada. He is co-coordinator of the EDRA and IAPS’ Children, Youth and Environments Networks and the on-line CYE listserv.