Browse by Tag: youth

  • “CEDS in Action” Case Studies Series

    Posted on: March 13th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    The goal of the CEDS process is not just to create an accessible, well-researched, and engaging planning document – though that’s really important!  It is ultimately meant to encourage action and create the space for impactful initiatives to emerge that meet the...

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  • Youth with a Voice (Biddeford, Maine)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Biddeford, Maine’s 2011 Downtown Master Plan includes the words “youth” or “students” 157 times over its 217 pages.  This was not an accident, but rather a demonstration of this New England mill town’s strong commitment to including young people and...

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  • Youth Storytelling and Community Engagement in Biddeford, ME

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    An Inclusive-Planning Process  In 2008, the City of Biddeford began a new chapter in its vibrant history when it entered into a partnership with the Orton Family Foundation to develop a Downtown Master Plan.  The Orton Family Foundation is...

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  • Lessons Learned: Biddeford, ME

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Engaging students in community development work is (much like teaching) more of an art form than a science.  Teens’ schedules, needs, interests, and motivations for participating in the public process are often different than adults.  Coordinators therefore should be flexible...

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  • Student Voices: Tom Laverriere (Biddeford, ME)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. Tom Laverriere is a senior at Biddeford High School....

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  • Student Voices: Victoria Eon (Biddeford, ME)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. Victoria Eon is a freshman at McGill University, studying...

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  • Youth With a Voice: Engaging Young People in Rural and Small Town Community Development

    Posted on: March 4th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Introduction In 1970, economist Albert O. Hirschman published Exit, Voice, and Loyalty:  Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States.  In it, Hirschman outlines what he sees as three options available to individuals ensnared in a negative or oppressive...

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