Graphic Novel for Washington Teens about Planning - Update!

By Gwen Rousseau

Development of the graphic novel for Washington teens about planning is humming along. In March, the team developed a design brief with the help of planners, architects, educators, policymakers and community members who were asked to consider "What is most worth knowing and experiencing about HOUSING?" "What is most worth knowing and experiencing about PLANNING?" and "What might 'being engaged' (in planning) look like for teens?" The brief outlines key themes that emerged in a series of in-person and phone conversations, an interactive workshop, and an online survey. In April, they crafted a tear sheet describing the characters in the novel and the issues they are grappling with along with images of the four main characters. The team is now busy crafting a script and spreads. Check out both the brief and tear sheet on the Youth in Planning webpage.

Want to stay informed about the project? Email [email protected] with Graphic Novel in the subject line, and we'll be sure to keep you in the know, share sneak peeks and any exciting news. Also, look for our Kickstarter campaign in May to help fund the project. We’ll keep you posted.

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