Making Space for Change

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

Science, STEM
Key Content
environmental sustainability, design process, community spaces
Conceptual image showing chalk drawings of cityscape growing out of the ground

Students create 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 as they develop their solutions for presentation to key stakeholders.