Designing with the Community
A collection of surveys to delineate community needs and roles in schoolyard transformation
- Candian Biodiversity Institute
Online guidebook details a participatory design process
- Cam Collyer, Randee Holmes
Promising practices for water management that better serves vulnerable communities
Intentionally including students in design processes creates more meaningful community spaces.
- Deborah McKoy, Shirl Buss, Jessie Stewart
- The Center for Cities + Schools at University of California - Berkeley
A pilot program helps one public school district treat stormwater runoff through green schoolyards
- The Clean Water Partnership
Survey with photos to garner community input on future schoolyard enhancements
- City of Austin, Department of Parks and Recreation
Case studies of systemic urban schoolyard transformation yield innovative and tangible approaches for replication.
- Healthy Schools Campaign & Openlands
Environmental educators' best practices in community engagement
- Judy Braus, Michele L. Archie, Susan Clark
- North American Association for Environmental Education
Advocacy and planning resources for improving walkability can increase community access to green schoolyards
Space to Grow Chicago has a unique partnership, community engagement and stewardship model for green schoolyards.
Successful concepts used in years of Boston outdoor classroom design work
- Boston Schoolyard Initiative
Tactics for authentically engaging community in planning a green schoolyard
Survey with photos to enable community participation in schoolyard design
Case studies exemplify ways of improving public health and equity through placemaking
- Project for Public Spaces
Resources for every stage of schoolyard greening, programming and maintenance
- Debby Morton, Tim Cameron, Jane Hayes
District-wide green schoolyard programs can address complex community problems.
- Sharon Danks
- Children & Nature Network
Strategic steps in community design processes can increase stakeholder support.