The places where young people live and play set limits on what young people can imagine, negotiate and do.
Can kids learn to negotiate ways to make their towns and cities healthier as climate change becomes real?
They can, and they'll have to.
Climate change means stress, which can aggravate the behavior that makes climate change a crisis.
Re-tuning places to reduce civic stress can lead to clearer, sounder critical thinking about how society uses fuel and land.
My urban-design role play curriculum, AllBeforeUs, helps kids think critically about the three systems that clash in a changing climate: human psychology, the earth and its atmosphere, and the use of land.
And the role play trains them to negotiate ways to change how places work so they're more conducive to social harmony
...which makes them likelier to emit less carbon over the long term.