Conceptual image showing chalk drawings of cityscape growing out of the ground
Science
STEM
Grades
K-12

Making Space for Change

How can we redesign a public space to make it more environmentally sustainable?

Project Description

In this project, students are charged with the task of creating an environmentally sustainable redesign for a community space, such as a park, library, public square, empty lot, or community center. Students visit the space, research the local context, needs, resources, and constraints, and investigate principles of environmentally sustainable design. They engage in critique and revision processes that involve local community members, and then they present their solutions to key stakeholders.