Boulder Civic Area
The Civic Area project has engaged young people in visioning and design of public space for Boulder. During the 2014 fall semester, GUB worked with elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as GUB interns, graduate students, and visiting masters students to gather ideas for the Civic Area re-design. Click here to see GUB's past work on the 2012 Civic Area visioning process.
City As Play
Urban Planner James Rojas pioneered the City as Play method as an interactive method to creatively engage people in the planning process. Mr. Rojas presented his work at CU Boulder and facilitated several workshops for the Civic Area. Since then GUB has continued to explore a variety of applications for this method.
Perceptions of Resilience
Growing Up Boulder will explore ideas of resilience with the city's resilience office and the City of Boulder's Youth Services Initiative. Using the photovoice method with middle school students and mural art with elementary students, young people will consider the Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities definition of resilience: "the capacity to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of stresses and shocks you experience" and will develop their own meanings of resilience through art. See the Daily Camera's article on Boulder's Resiliency Planning and GUB's Photovoice project.
Growing Up Boulder is partnering with the city's Youth Opportunities Program and GO Boulder to explore high school students attitudes toward transportation, barriers to different modes of transportation, and feedback mechanisms for youth to express concerns and ideas for transportation planning.
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