My City Too

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‘While London is undergoing a remarkable transformation, young people have little understanding of and even less involvement in the process of change. Open-City’s My City Too programme is a timely response to the challenge of helping the next generation of Londoners influence the future development of their city.”

Rt Hon Nick Raynsford MP

Images of banners from the My City Too campaignMy City Too is a citywide campaign to enable young people to voice their ideas, aspirations and solutions for the future of London and to directly influence change. Forums, peer to peer surveys, a major mayoral debate, local community projects and a formal presentation of young people’s own manifesto to the 2016 mayoral candidates all form part of this campaign.
Since it was launched in 2007, over 100 young Londoners aged 12 – 19 have come together to develop and progress the campaign. Activity has included: an online survey of the views and ideas of over 1000 young people across 22 London boroughs; local community projects; the publication of a teenagers’ manifesto for better places in the capital; and My City Too hustings for mayoral candidates at City Hall.

My City Too Phase 2 (2009–11)

Following the success of the campaign’s first year, Open-City is embarking on Phase 2 of My City Too. Phase 2 will be delivered in part through the Young Urban Planners Programme funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families, which will pioneer a new and more sustainable approach to youth participation in shaping their environments: involving young people in decision-making processes around their built environment at local level to ensure that future spaces deliver the five Every Child Matters outcomes.

We’re always keen to get more young people involved in My City Too and ensure as many young Londoners’ views are heard as possible in improving the spaces and places they use. That’s why we’ve been working with the My City Too Ambassadors to produce another survey to go out to your peers. The results of the new survey will be used in the run up to the elections to ensure young people’s views are heard by the most senior decision makers. We need your help in getting as many 12-19 year olds as possible to fill in the survey.

Please take a couple of minutes to fill out the online survey HERE and be in with a chance of winning the latest ipod shuffle.

If you are interested in getting involved in My City Too please contact Suzie Zuber by email or on 020 7383 5722.