Client: Soko Klima (UfU, TU Berlin, Ifeu Heildelberg, ZEWK)
Supported by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety.
In collaboration with: Katja Hommel
Urban planning today influences the life and the climate of tomorrow.
Soko Klima encourages children and young people to get involved in the design of their future urban space, awakening in them the sensitivity for the environment and climate in relation to the city.
Young people become competent actors involved in the planning process, where their proposals and criticism are considered, respected and implemented.
The result is an extensive collection of materials, summarized in a suitcase, which informs about the key issues for the young generation of city dwellers and invites them to participate. It is all about planning, climate, climate change and climate protection.
The Soko Klima case was developed for school and extracurricular education and project work (age group 8-16 years). If interested the case can be requested, all items can also be downloaded on the website as a pdf.
The case includes a guide (“Leitfaden”), which provides an overview of the material package and instructions for getting started with a project. The three information booklets on the topics “participation”, “air” and “Planning and Climate” teach knowledge in age-appropriate form.
By making use of the more than 50 teaching methods, which can be combined in many ways, an individual project plan can be created. Example project plans provide clues how the project participants can explore their places, analyze, and change them with fun and fascination.
This case contains plenty of support material, including for example templates, cards, stencils, templates for interviews and numerous games, forming a rich variety of playful opportunities for everyone involved.
It also includes additional material such as stickers, a stamp, templates for posters, event cards, a blank project plan, a folding meter stick and a DVD.
All of this is documented and constantly updated at the website of Soko Klima . The already finished pilot projects demonstrate the exciting potential caused by bringing experts with children and young people together to the urban planning table.