The Power of Youth Planner Leadership

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • The award-winning Y-PLAN (Youth-Plan, Learn, Act, Now!) educational methodology
  • Tips and best practices for engaging young people in planning
  • How young people can impact planning participants, processes, policies, and ultimately places

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The award-winning Y-PLAN (Youth-Plan, Learn, Act, Now!) educational methodology partners young people with civic leaders to address authentic city planning and community development challenges. Created at the UC-Berkeley Center for Cities and Schools in 2000, Y-PLAN has grown from a Bay Area initiative into a highly regarded model of innovation. Today, Y-PLAN is a national tool for youth participatory planning and civic-led project-based learning, involving more than 13,000 students, educators, and civic partners in finding solutions to real urban planning challenges. This course introduces Y-PLAN methodology; showcases promising Y-PLAN projects; and provides tips, insights, and best practices for engaging young people in tackling issues from climate change and gentrification to transportation and public amenities.