A creative programme about the built environment for 14-18 year olds
HOW CAN OUR HIGH STREETS BE IMPROVED?
Many of our high streets have become concrete jungles, with not a lot of life, biodiversity or colour. This creates more pollution within our cities, intensifies urban heat islands and creates an unattractive space for the local community, as well as links to poor mental health and wellbeing. Our challenge is to turn this around, and create more green spaces for the community and sustainable transport links to connect people, places and wildlife, and to improve the overall sustainability of our high streets and the local’s wellbeing. It is important that the community can come together in a safe and pleasant area that not only helps the environment but helps themselves as well
– Green Spaces In Urban Environments have decreased by nearly 10% in the last 15 years
– Having a green space nearby is said to increase mental well-being by 55%
– Just by planting public trees it can decrease air pollution by 7%
Our Concept Design
What do you like about our design, and how can it be improved? Please use the comment box at the bottom of the page to let us know – we want to know what you think!
How Would You Rate Your Local High Street?
What changes would you like to see to your local high street? Are there major changes or just little tweaks that would solve a lot?
You can share your comments at the bottom of the page. We also have a survey that can be found HERE if you would prefer to answer using that.
Is your high street inclusive? What do you think?
We want to know why you think so, so we can adjust our designs to reflect your feedback.
You can use the comment box at the bottom of the page to let us know.
Do you feel like your community addresses environmental issues? If so, how? Use the comment box to tell us about the issues that you want to see being addressed.
Our group is taking over the PLACED Social Media accounts on the 1st of September. Visit them on that day for more content around our idea.