Future Planners: Urban Design for Young Global Citizens
Learn about urban planning projects around the world, with sustainability and building a healthy and just society as the guiding principles.
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Completed by 40 learners
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Once per week
over 6 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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Young voices matter in planning for the future! Kids are citizens too, and more cities are starting to include children and teens in their plans for streets, green spaces and transportation. Students will learn how to look at and think critically about urban spaces, learning new terms and how to express their ideas effectively. These are important skills kids can gain in order to participate fully in community life, and even to propose changes they wish to see in their communities. In...
My educational and work background is in architecture and urban planning. I work part-time at an office in Port Jefferson Village and have worked on many studies and designs for the Village over the past 10 years. I also co-founded Akasa, an international design collective. Our work has focused on map-making with kids, and sustainable design and planning. akasacollective.com Kids’ voices matter in planning for the future! My classes offer kids design tools to use their voices and their abundant creativity to make change in the world. If cities and towns were planned with kids in mind, they would be inclusive, sustainable, safe and fun cities, which is what I hope to see all over the world.
Homework is optional, but encouraged. The students will be asked to find an area or plot of land in their own town/city/neighborhood that is underutilized. They will be asked to make (or print) a map of this place and create a design proposal to transform that space into something new. Proposals can be drawings and a brief write up. Students will work individually, and I will check in with them at the start of each class to see how their projects are coming along. Students may also post their progress on the classroom page or send it privately to me, and I will provide feedback.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Architecture, Urban Design, Map-Making
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
123 total reviews
91 completed classes
Hello Outschoolers! My name is Heather Korb. I hold a Bachelor of Architecture from New York Institute of Technology, and a Master of Urban Planning from City College of New York. I have been working in the architecture field for over 15 years,...