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How kids can help design cities | Mara Mintzer

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How kids can help design cities | Mara Mintzer

How kids can help design cities | Mara Mintzer

Adults tend to think of kids as "future citizens" -- their ideas and opinions will matter someday, just not today.

But kids make up a quarter of the population, so shouldn't they have a say in what the world they'll inherit will look like?

Urban planner Mara Mintzer shares what happened when she and her team asked kids to help design a park in Boulder, Colorado -- and how it revealed an important blind spot in how we construct the built environment.

"If we aren't including children in our planning, who else aren't we including?" Mintzer asks.

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