Youth

April 11, 2016, 2pm PDT
A federal magistrate judge recently allowed a group of 21 youth plaintiffs to proceed with a lawsuit charging the federal government with neglecting their constitutional rights by failing to act on climate change.
Grist
Blog post
February 24, 2016, 5am PST
This blog post highlights resources available to help engage children and young adults in participatory planning processes.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley
January 12, 2015, 10am PST
In an effort to build healthy, active public realms, many cities should considering some of the laws currently on the books that amount to shouting "get off my lawn."
GOOD Magazine
June 8, 2014, 9am PDT
Seattle Department of Transportation launches "Play Streets" program to encourage some fun in the streets.
Streets Blog
May 31, 2014, 11am PDT
A sixteen-year old teaches skateboarding to low-income youth as a viable means of transportation and for community building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Sustainable Cities Collective
March 16, 2014, 9am PDT
A successful agriculture program in Southern California introduces farming as a viable career choice to suburban students.
Public Radio International
March 1, 2014, 1pm PST
Turns out all those protests against the ubiquitous Google (and other tech) luxury buses that often crowd out S.F. Muni (public) buses have contributed to a show of good will to public transit in the form of a $6.8 million gift to fund youth passes.
San Francisco Chronicle
Blog post
April 11, 2012, 6pm PDT
As a childhood Whitney Houston fan and former owner of her Greatest Hits cassette tape, her death revived memories of a 13 year old summer camper standing atop a twin bed belting out The Greatest Love of All into a hairbrush microphone. I never really paid much attention to the lyrics until news reports of her death relentlessly played the song--“I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way.” The 13-year old in me always liked that Whitney was singing about my generation, but beyond that, I didn’t quite understand the message. And it wasn’t until last month when I listened to the lyrics and I get it now.  It is our responsibility to prepare our children for their roles in building and shaping our world, our cities, our neighborhoods.
Melissa Hege
March 28, 2012, 7am PDT
Tom Stoelker reports on a program that's teaching inner-city youngsters valuable skills – by training them to build its own headquarters.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 30, 2011, 9am PDT
Minorities are becoming the majority in the United States, and the shift is most pronounced in populations under one year of age.
The Brookings Institution
August 12, 2011, 9am PDT
In the face of recent violence committed by roaming groups of teenagers, officials in Philadelphia are imposing stricter curfews for youth.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 28, 2011, 8am PDT
Recent protests throughout Spain and Europe over unemployment and governmental representation offer a unique look at how protests use and create public space and urbanity.
domus
July 27, 2011, 11am PDT
The youth of America will ditch its cities in favor of the suburbs, according to this op-ed from Joel Kotkin.
New Geography
July 1, 2011, 5am PDT
A new report from the <em>Brookings Institution</em> tracks where populations are aging in America, and which parts are experiencing booms in young populations.
Brookings Institute
January 14, 2011, 10am PST
Surveys show that those born between 1980 and the early 2000s want to live in an urban setting -- and not in a humongous house.
The Wall Street Journal
January 11, 2011, 6am PST
Amid talk of downsizing and abandonment, a new surge of young investors has been moving into Detroit and revitalizing its economy.
The Detroit Free Press
October 12, 2010, 12pm PDT
Heather Mac Donald defends a contentious law, spurred by frustration over migratory youths in Haight-Ashbury, that would ban sitting or lying on city sidewalks between 7 AM and 11 PM.
City Journal
September 15, 2010, 5am PDT
Mall officials in Washington D.C. are fighting back against young people accused of causing a ruckus outside shopping areas by installing a device that emits an annoying high-pitched frequency only audible to young people.
The Washington Post
July 27, 2010, 6am PDT
Most of rural America is getting older. But not all of it.
The Daily Yonder
October 14, 2009, 2pm PDT
Megan Lavalley may be the youngest planning commissioner ever, appointed to serve in Manchester, Vermont beginning Oct. 22nd.
The Manchester Journal