2021 Newsletter #9 | Using Minecraft to Engage Youth + Ways to Work with Karp Strategies

Civic participation in urban planning can bring together people with different ideas, improve outcomes by creating a sense of ownership and commitment, promote mutual learning, and increase support for implementation. In recent years, there is a growing recognition that children and youth can be powerful contributors to this participatory decision-making process and source for positive social change. Adopting ways to include them into these processes not only orients the planning outcomes toward their needs and interests but also fosters civic-minded future leaders by giving them a broader platform to practice democracy. Now that there is awareness of the importance of the “what” and “why” of youth participation in the design and development of our cities, more innovation is needed to address the “how”.