Case Studies

Heart of East Greenwich

Heart of East Greenwich gave eleven local young people aged 14-19 the opportunity to learn and explore their ideas about urban design and public space based on the First Base planning proposals for a new mixed-use development in East Greenwich.
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Make It Happen

A partnership project with Make Architects, investigating the places we live in and proposing new ways of designing public spaces in residential areas.
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Places To Hang Out

The ‘Places to Hang Out’ project combined Open-City action research workshops with a survey around young Londoner’s main concerns and ideas for public space.
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Young Planners Programme

The Young Planners programme is a capacity building cross-departmental initiative aimed at local authority planning departments and youth services in Greater London.
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Localism and Youth Participation Seminar

The Localism and Youth Participation seminar showcased My City Too’s work in increasing youth participation in built environment policy.
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My Future Market

Open-City was commissioned by OSBL to design and deliver two youth design workshops examining the Shepherds Bush Market regeneration project.
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Shopped Out

Shopped Out was a multimedia project allowing young people from Southwark to explore future retail spaces in Elephant & Castle and Canada Water.
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Speaking Spaces

Through the Speaking Spaces project 15 young people were trained and supported to deliver peer-led design workshops focusing on the built environment.
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Transport Environments

The My City Too Transport Forum in partnership with Arup explored young Londoners’ ideas for transport environments.
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London Festival of Architecture

Young people developed and were supported to deliver youth-led community engagement focusing on London’s public spaces at the London Festival of Architecture, 2010.
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Inside Out

Inside Out was an innovative multimedia project, which examined ways to minimise anti-social behaviour in public spaces.
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Forgotten Spaces

My City Too’s young ambassadors worked together to produce a proposal for entry into the RIBA Forgotten Spaces Competition, 2011.
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Athletes Village

A three-day workshop consulting hard to reach young people from Newham about the development of community facilities in the future Athletes Village at Stratford City.
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Bexley Playbuilders

A three-day workshop funded by the London Borough of Bexley aimed to enable young people to learn about and take part in the consultation and design process of play facilities.
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Peckham Square

A two-day youth-led engagement exercise in Peckham exploring issues about the impact and solutions for derelict space in London.
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Rise Park, Havering

A three-day workshop with Havering Young Planners group using multimedia techniques to explore the redevelopment of Rise Park, put forward designs and discuss ideas with decision-makers.
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Light London

A workshop in partnership with Art in the Open to explore the use of light in the public realm as part of the Light London Initiative.
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My High Street, My Heritage

The ‘My High Street, My Heritage’ project gave two groups of young people on opposing sides of London the opportunity to learn about the heritage and evolution of their local high streets.
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