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Youth & Planning
Never expect them to use the jargon that is so familiar to professional and lay planners. Zoning … setbacks … conditional use … words that we use every day are sure to turn them off.
But talk about putting a large retail store across from their favorite park, or whether to build a bicycle path around the high school or restrict parking downtown, and you will get their attention — and their opinions.
PCJ columnist Elaine Cogan outlines ways of involving younger people in the planning process.
Is your planning commission positioned to deal with not just today’s issues, but tomorrow’s? That may well depend on whether you’ve taken steps to involve the next generation of planning commissioner.
In the planned neighborhood developments of the 1920s, elementary schools were centrally located within easy walking distance of their student population. But that changed with the explosive unplanned suburban sprawl of the 1950s and the decades that followed.
Educating young people, and learning from them. Some ideas from Ramona Mullahey.
By imagining a city, children are brought into the planning process. A brief report from Stanley King.
Have we failed in grounding students in the fundamentals of knowing the larger world?
Elaine Cogan on how to involve kids in community planning workshops.