Youth Participation in Planning & Decision-Making:
An Online Resource Guide

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While the U. S. has been slow to extend the rights and responsibilities of citizenship to youth,
the world has not
.. The following are listed as international examples of youth participation in planning and decision-making.


Youth participation in land-use planning

Collingwood Renfrew Community Centre Youth Mapping - Vancouver, Canada

Highland Structure Plan Youth Forum - Scotland

Youth Environment Forum - New Zealand

Youth Participation in Urban Recreational Planning - Canada

Youth Green Mapping - Africa & Asia


Youth-based initiatives for social change

Free the Children - Canada

Oxfam International Youth Parliament

Directory of International Youth-led / Youth Serving Organizations

Youth Actions and Proposal for Social Change - Alliance for a Responsible, Plural and United World

Article 12 in Scotland     

TakingItGlobal - International Directory of Youth-Led Initiatives           


Youth participation in policy making

Youth Policy Formulation Manual - UNESCAP

Youth Policy Formulation Manual - UNESCAP

Rushmoor Burough Council Youth Council - UK

Toronto Youth Cabinet - Canada
(also involved in land use planning)

St. Lucia - Youth "Chat with Cabinet"

TakingItGlobal - Government & Politics Directory   


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Created May 2004, by Mark Tirpak, MSCRP Student