Youth Innovation Projects
Two groups of young people, Team Awesome (from Texas) and Team Hot Chocolate (from New York), interviewed GUB director, Mara Mintzer about child and youth-friendly parks for the FIRST Lego League Challenge. They created sustainable, efficient, and fun outdoor spaces for kids and teens! Click on their team name to find out more about their projects!
New GUB projects fall 2019
Children's Involvement in East Boulder Subcommunity Plan
Learn more about how young people have contributed to East Boulder's Subcommunity Plan!
Read families' stories about their use of Sumac Avenue and how they would like to improve it.
Check out this article on how to help students cope with environmental change and take action.
Check out this article from Louise Chawla on how to help students cope with environmental change and take action in their community.
Interested in having Growing Up Boulder's Child-Friendly City Map Webinar emailed to your group? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
More than 30 organizations and 700 children, parents, and caregivers co-created the nation's first printed and new digital child-friendly city map!
In addition, 3 Masters of the Environment students worked with 400 youth to create a new digital teen-friendly city map.
Free printed child-friendly city maps are available at locations such at the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Visitors' Center on the Pearl Street Mall, Chautauqua, recreation centers.
(Please note that the printed map does not print well unless using 18" x 24" paper.)
Winner of the 2019 Achievement Award from the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA).
Read this illustrated and essential guide to engaging children and youth in the process of urban design by Professor and former GUB Co-Coordinator Tori Derr, Professor and GUB Co-Founder Louise Chawla, and GUB Director and Co-Founder Mara Mintzer.
Read a review of our book here.
This talk by Growing Up Boulder Director Mara Mintzer describes the importance of young people's voice in designing their own cities. Viewed more than 2 million times, it features Growing Up Boulder's work.
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Growing Up Boulder is a program of the University of Colorado's Community Engagement Design and Research (CEDaR) Center and a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder Valley School District, and the City of Boulder.