Kids in Planning

Kids in Planning—October 1, 2013 Youth Summit

Click here to access the recording of the October 1 Youth Summit.

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KIDS IN PLANNING TASK FORCE


In 2008, the ‘Kids in Planning’ Task Force was formed as part of the APA Washington Chapter, with the purpose of increasing students’ understanding of planning issues and the profession, promoting the benefits of good community planning, and providing assistance in these efforts to others. 

The Task Force’s approach towards meeting these goals was to bring the message into school classrooms by developing prototype programs that:

Several pilot educational programs and curriculum (outlined below) have been created by committee members, and others are being developed.  These programs are intended to be easily adopted by educators or planners with an interest in youth involvement.  We welcome your involvement to add to our efforts!

PROTOTYPE CLASSROOM PROGRAMS:

K-12 PLANNING RESOURCES

There are a variety of resources available for teaching schoolchildren grades K-12 about planning – a partial list is included below.  Educators and planners can utilize these ideas and resources to increase youth awareness of the many aspects of land use planning and urban design, including energy and natural resource management.

NATIONAL APA RESOURCES

WASHINGTON STATE RESOURCES

OTHER RESOURCES

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

Contact the Kids in Planning Task Force Co-chairs for the APA WA Chapter:

Jacqueline Reid at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Paula Reeves at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Current task force members: Steve Butler, Lynn Miranda, Derek Chisholm, Leonard Bauer, Esther Larson, Janet Wright, Jerry Suder, Sarah Fox