WE HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU
How can we use Engineering to design a roadway that is safe, accessible, environmentally sustainable, fun to use, and beautiful to look at?
This type of engineering is called URBAN PLANNING.
But there are so many big considerations! Where do we start?
THE ENGINEERING PROCESS
Define the problem
Do your research
Develop a possible solution
Design your solution
Build a prototype
Evaluate your solution
Student Urban Planners, we have a challenge for you:
DESIGN A COMPLETE STREETS SOLUTION TO ST. MARK'S HILL
Then it's up to you to finish off the engineering proccess:
design your solution, build a prototype, test it, evaluate your solution and submit it by March. 31st.
(submittion link coming soon)
HIGHSCHOOL STUDENT RESOURCES: WEB AND BOOKS
1UP Toronto Conference. Urban Planning for High School Students [in-person event]
The Toronto Urban Journal from York University Undergraduate Students
LibGuide on Urban Planning from McGill University
A Kid's Guide to Building Great Communities from the Canadian Institute of Planners [Grade 9-12 curriculum links]
In addition, reach out to your school librarian or local public library and request support in searching for resources addressing: