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Great Place/Lousy Place: Our Community: What We Like And What Needs Improvement   Tags: urban studies  

For this creative project students will reflect on positive and negative aspects of their community and possible action steps to address the negative.
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Project Description

A. For this project, students will observe and reflect on the physical components of their community and how the community can be further improved.

      1. For the first step of the project, the students and instructor may walk around the GFS campus, stopping in various places to record their observations about the place.

      2. The students and instructor may then have a discussion about some things they noticed that they liked, and some things that they didn't like.

      3. Each student may then do two art projects, one depicting a place on campus they like and the other depicting a place they don't like. For each project students should include a few sentences about why they do or do not like the place.

      4. Finally, the students and instructor may have a class discussion in which they pick one lousy place and discuss what could make it better.

 

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This project was inspired by the American Planning Association City Gallery project under their Kids & Community education focus. https://www.planning.org/kidsandcommunity/citygallery/

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