Civic pedagogies: Situated learning for urban transformation

Andy Belfield, from the R-Urban Team, is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Sheffield, with his research covering the R-Urban project.

Civic pedagogies are situated forms of learning, embedded in neighbourhoods with learning taking place from and within the city. Their aim is to empower citizens to recognise collective agency to undertake positive urban change.

The research is carried out through-practice, at/with R-Urban Poplar. Reflecting on the project’s impact and thinking about what learnings from the hub can be applied in other contexts.

The research is carried out in collaboration with the Sheffield School of Architecture and funded through the Economic Social Research Council. Andy is supervised by Professor Doina Petrescu and Professor Paul Chatterton.