Learning Resources

Learning resources

City of Neighbors is a tool for kids, parents and teachers to learn about placemaking projects around the world. It aims to inspire young people to consider how they can get involved in making their community greener, cleaner, safer and more fun and accessible for everyone.

Illustration by Katy Dockrill

Curriculum Connections

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

Resources for Students, Parents and Teachers

Watch for the free downloadable PDF with discussion questions and ideas for extending learning on the issues discussed in City of Neighbors. Coming soon!

Did you know?

  • Researchers say neighbourhoods where people know one another and spend time in shared spaces are more secure and comfortable. They’re greener and cleaner. Citizens are happier and healthier.
  • When people set out to improve city spaces with creativity, inclusiveness and a sense of fun, the process is often called placemaking.
  • Placemaking is not a new idea. Indigenous people are the original placemakers.


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