On the Road: Vancouver with youth
Travel to learn, to open your mind— better yet, travel with a bunch of teenagers! Many thanks to everyone who entertained this idea from the start— and especially Ann, Judy, and Rosa who made it possible for 10 youth to travel to Seattle/Vancouver to learn about urban planning from local experts first hand. What the youth did: visit International District, rode on the Skytrain with a Translink station planner, walked around Olympic Village with city landscape architects, ate/shopped through Richmond Night Market, and learned how to use a laser cutter at MakerLabs to make their own urban planning/design charrette toolkit.I was alsoexcited for the youth to try the Urban Observation Toolkit that we created for our Stanford d.school pop up class: Creative Tools for Urban Spaces. You can download the toolkit here.