By 2050 Israel is expected to become the most crowded country in the Western World. In recognition of this dense urban future, as well as the increasing percentage of children, our vision is to promote education for active civic involvement in urban planning by exposing children to issues related to urban space and daily life in their built environment. We believe that the participation of children in planning processes on a small and local scale will increase awareness, understanding, sense of belonging, involvement, and responsibility for the urban environment and the public space. All these are also essential for encouraging the individual's desire and ability to be an active partner in local decision-making processes.
Members: Anat Horowitz & Shany Granek (Israel Association of United Architects)