July UDF - Youth Voice

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

2298 Rosa L Parks Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37228

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July UDF - Youth Voice

This Urban Design Forum features the Design Your Neighborhood program where high school students will display their self-directed neighborhood improvement projects.  There will also be presentations by selected students and alumni of the DYN program.


Design Your Neighborhood is a four week summer internship for high schoolers that teaches different aspects of design as a way of thinking and problem solving. During the internship, they will do a series of design exercises and field studies that teach the principles of urban design and civic engagement. 
At the end of the program, the youth will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned a self-directed neighborhood improvement project of their choice. The projects will reflect their personal interests and concerns for issues in their neighborhood. They will develop not only design solutions, but also an action plan as they strategize community stakeholders, partners, and leaders who would be necessary in making their project a reality. This NCDC's way of getting the "youth voice" involved in the planning and design of our city, which will empower our next generation of leaders. 
 

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

2298 Rosa L Parks Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37228