My City Too

My City Too engaged thousands of young people from London boroughs in creating a manifesto. The manifesto was presented to and debated with London’s mayoral candidates and key decision- makers in the public and private sectors. It enabled young people to directly influence those responsible for shaping the capital.

My City Too was an opportunity 
to build a real and in-depth dialogue between young people, designers, developers, councils and other decision-makers, as well as with other potential role models. The strength of the campaign lied in partnerships and collaboration with a diverse range of organisations, groups and companies.

Throughout the project, young people across the city explored places and spaces in London in depth through an integrated programme of action research, workshops, surveys, polls and forums. 

A team of professionals and experts supported and facilitated the campaign. Key initiatives included:

  •  Pan-London monthly forums gathering 35 Ambassadors from 17 boroughs

  • Extensive series of local action research projects in Southwark, Newham, Greenwich, Camden and Islington exploring young people’s ideas for retail spaces, public realm and other relevant issues such as anti-social behavior

  • Surveys across 1000 young people from 25 London boroughs, examining young people’s views about places and spaces in Londo

  • Intergeneration’ workshops bringing together young people with planning councillors
from across London to explore placemaking solutions and ideas that can be applied to local and regional policy

  • Support from expert boards with membership drawn from such organisations as Tesco, First Base, Arup and Make Architects

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My City Too ran for two years from 2014 to 2016. During this time young Londoners created a bold manifesto outlining their ambitions for their City.

Open City's learning programmes would not be possible without the support of local authorities, sponsors and supporters. Find out more about our event sponsors for 2018, or contact us, for more information on sponsorship opportunities. 


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