An Education for the 21st Century

An Architectural Model The built environment is not only the focus for Young Urbanists programs and advocacy, it is the process of studying the built environment itself, that serves as our model for 21st century learning. Deeper Learning Our vision states: Young Urbanists seeks to equip young people for a future they cannot grasp. But…

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1 Think Global

Think Global Visit The Young Urbanists Handbook to start exploring our cities, find solutions to the challenges contemporary cities face, and understand what more needs to be done. Want More? Here are a few online urbanism magazines & newspapers we love: CityLab City Observatory Guardian Cities Monocle and their podcast The Urbanist The New York Times and Vox often have…

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2 Get Social

Get Social Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to stay abreast of the latest thinking (and controversies!) in Urbanism. Want More? Here’s some of our favourite people to follow on Twitter: New York Times contributor Allison Arieff City Planner Brent Toderain, and particularly his City-Making Math (gotta get me some of that) Parking guru Donald Shroup Financial Times…

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3 Act Local

Act Local Get involved in what is going on in your town or city. This one’s a biggie so hold on to your hat! Start with You Begin with your experiences living your local neighbourhood or town. How could things be changed for the better? What would you like to see? Better cycling infrastructure? (Great for kids!)…

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4 Still Hungry? 

Still Hungry?  Awesome. We’ve got some great materials to take your conversations further. Top 10 Books for Young Urbanists Check out your local or school libraries for these books. For Young Urbanists under 8 Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale by Steven Guarnaccia For Young Urbanists…

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