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'Planning the Future' - a toolkit for engaging young people in town planning

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This toolkit contains a number of interactive activities which encourage young people to consider, assess and plan their local environments. The activities can be facilitated by teachers or youth leaders.  

Whilst some knowledge of local environmental issues might be beneficial in creating a context for the activities, further information on what is being planned locally can be sought from your local Council's website. 

Contact information:

You can also contact the project leader, Teresa Strachan ( for information about working with Newcastle University Town Planning students on a town planning project in your area.


Planning for the Future.pdf 3 MB
Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Progression to HE
  • Sociology
  • Citizenship
  • Architecture
  • Government and Politics
  • Geography
  • Environmental Studies
  • Resources
  • Y 6
  • Y 5
  • Y 7
  • Y 8
  • Y 9
  • Parents and Carers
  • Teachers
  • KS 3