Engaging young residents in city planning processes
In Toronto, conversations about the future of the city often transpire without much youth participation. As the municipal government strives to be “the most engaged city in North America,” the City Planning division worked with a team of local youth to research this issue and propose solutions. We consolidated the research findings into an appealing, understandable booklet with photos and infographics. It highlights 20 recommended actions that the City and its consultants can take to assure youth participation in city planning initiatives. The booklet was distributed to City staff and to groups involved in public consultation to inform their youth engagement practices. It has also been shared with other cities across North America so they can learn from Toronto and adopt their own local interpretations of the recommended actions.
In collaboration with: City of Toronto, Swerhun Facilitation, Maximum City, Urban Strategies & the Youth Research Team