Ecocity Standards Youth Idea Jam
September 20, 2019 • 0 Comment
For People Under 35 - Ecocity Standards Youth Idea Jam
Date: Oct 8, 2019
Time: 10:15 – 13:15
Location: Room 283, BCIT downtown campus
Are you under 35 years old and want an opportunity to help shape the International Ecocity Standards? For this session, we invite Ecocity attendees aged 35 and under (and allies), to work together to discuss, provide feedback and have the unique opportunity to shape the Standards. With this convening, there is an opportunity to engage youth around the Ecocity Standards, enabling an exchange of feedback on the Standards themselves, while establishing a legacy of ongoing youth engagement within Ecocity.
CityHive is hosting three youth-centered Ecocity Standard Idea Jams: one at the summit for attendees, another in the City of Vancouver for local youth, and a virtual Idea Jam to help Canadian and global youth lend their voices to the discussion and provide feedback to help shape the Ecocity Standards. By providing a communal platform for youth to understand, discuss, critique, and build upon the Ecocity standards, these Idea Jams are enabling youth involvement while equipping the Ecocity Builders with a tool to harness the creative and genuine feedback from those who will rely on sustainable cities well into the future.
At these Idea Jams, we will be exploring questions including:
- Which of the Standards resonate?
- What are the gaps?
- What could make the standard more meaningful?
- What lenses or opportunities are missing?
By including younger voices and the unique urgency, ideas and thinking that youth bring, we can collectively create stronger, more representative solutions and ideas.
Join us, meet other young Ecocity Summit attendees, and help shape the International Ecocity Standards!