COVID-19 is keeping us from engaging our communities in person, so we are challenging you to stay engaged digitally.
We asked YOU to get out of your homes and explore your neighborhood. Then YOU took stock of the assets and opportunities for change and mapped the experience.
We are inviting you to a collaborative conversation where we will share our neighborhood experiences in small groups using our maps as a guide. If you don’t have time to take a walk or if you feel unsafe in your neighborhood, we encourage you to try making a map from memory or simply attend ready to talk about how your neighborhood compares to others’.
After the small group conversations, the Civic Design Center’s Education Director will lead a conversation between a panel of students and teachers about how youth can be empowered to participate in community processes. The mapping activity was inspired by the Design Your Neighborhood youth education curriculum where 7th and 8th graders learn how to talk about assets and opportunities of their neighborhoods, exactly how adults do.