Tools for young people to create, shape and transform places of their own in the city

Equity In Action

An excerpt from a recent Ethics & Leadership panel hosted by the Academy of Art University. In this clip, Mallory Cusenbery offers small-, medium-, and large-scaled examples of youth engagement process, and how it can positively impact the built environment. Cityspaceyouthproject is one of the case studies.

The Checkerboard

A very specific set of youth imperatives lead to a very specific design solution. Through intensive participatory design, the potentially conflicting needs of a community of youth are articulated clearly, allowing the design team to craft a sensitive response. 

This same approach for identifying, articulating and responding to very specific youth needs applies to the design of all types of youth community spaces, including outdoor public spaces.