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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Building cities with children

As part of my job as a city-planning-public-consulter, I decided to engage children at the Winnipeg Children's Festival in the concept of urban planning. After giving the children some plasticine and a paper plate, I asked them to build their ideal neighbourhood or city. While they were building, we talked about all the things necessary for a city to thrive. The day was blustery - the plates were blown away several times - but the children were persistent. Indeed, I observed that the children were much more thoughtful on the subject than many adults

I have recorded each child's explanation of their plasticine cities. You can see all of the photographs with their descriptions in my Plasticine Cities web album.

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