Raising Awareness

Street debates, community engagement and peer-to-peer workshops have all contributed to raising awareness the My City Too campaign through discussing built environment practices and issues within the public sphere. But My City Too also wants to bring some of young people’s ideas and research to a level on which they can effect change.

Through the development and publication of a teenagers’ manifesto for better places in the capital in 2008 the My City Too Ambassadors were able to bring their ideas to the public and decision makers alike, through:

  • Launching the manifesto at City Hall in 2008 to over 150 people, including developers, architects, planning Councillors, Council representatives, journalists and 50 young people.
  • Making a campaign film. To watch the My City Too at Cityhall film, please follow this link
  • Showcasing the manifesto in 2008 through a public exhibition at More London, St Bribe’s and Heart of East Greenwich.
  • Presenting the manifesto to London planning Councillors at an intergenerational conference in April 2008.
  • Consulting the public on selected manifesto points in Westminster, Croydon and Wandsworth at the London Festival of Architecture, 2010
  • Conducting a street debate based around people’s ideas for better public spaces in Peckham, 2010