Event: Come To Public Workshop’s Children Changing Cities Panel At The ACD Conference.

Posted on June 18th, 2010 at 1:35 pm by in Events, Our Work

Event: Come To Public Workshop’s Children Changing Cities Panel At The ACD Conference.

I am really excited to be able to invite you to the Children Changing Cities panel this Saturday morning (6/19) at 9.30 at the Association for Community Design Conference (here) in Berkeley, California. The panel brings together a compelling collection of thinkers and doers who are redefining how we engage youth in making our cities, and in turn fundamentally challenging how we generally engage people of all ages in civic processes.

Who’s speaking?

Know-ability      Gever Tully of the Tinkering School (here), TED Talks and Fifty Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do (here)

Build-ability       Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop (here)

Engage-ability   Charlie Vinz of Design-Build-Grow-Eat (here)

Plan-ability        Damon Rich of the City of Newark Planning Department and former Executive Director of the Center For Urban Pedagogy (here)

It’s going to be great because…..

Children making robotic chickens. Suitcase sewer models that teach communities about water infrastructure. Teen-built healthy food carts for neighborhood vendors. Youth making sensors to measure the environmental wellness of their block and neighborhood organizations…….

What’s not to love?

This will be an in-depth conversation testing the full limits of possibility, covering inspiring projects as well as challenges, limits and unexplored opportunities. AND it is important to note that although the title suggests otherwise, this is not strictly about how we include young adults in the making of the built environment but a larger conversation about the limits of where, how and when we can better engage the public in the making of our cities.