Y-PLAN News, Updates, & Events

Blog header
Category: East Bay/SF Hub
A Glimpse into a Y-PLAN Site Mapping Tour Written By Kana Goto, Vanessa Vasquez, Nao Sagawa

event • Posted by Y-PLAN Team
Get a glimpse into a Y-PLAN site tour through the eyes of the UC Berkeley mentors supporting Kennedy High School's IT Academy seniors as they visited Richmond’s Point Molate, San Francisco's Union Square, and the offices the Resilient by Design HOME Team's Mithun architecture and design firm.
Read More +
turned_in RBD / Richmond / East Bay/SF Hub
“Y-PLAN Site Mapping and Resilient Bay Inspiration Tour: Skyline High School” by Vanessa Vasquez ‘18

event • Posted by Amanda Eppley
What is natural and what is artificial? If they, as an agile group of teenagers, struggle to cross a busy street, what would their younger siblings do? If sea level rise claims part of their city’s land, who will suffer first? Read about the way Skyline High School Y-PLAN students grappled with these questions and more, with the support of the Center for Cities + Schools, the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge's ABC Team, and the City of Oakland, on their site mapping and inspiration tour on February 15, 2018.
Read More +
turned_in RBD / Oakland / East Bay/SF Hub
“TOWERS OF POWER:  Snapshot of a Future I Want To Inhabit” By Shirl Buss, Ph.D.

event • Posted by Y-PLAN Team
I am an urban designer and educator. One of the most joyful things I do is facilitate architecture and urban planning studios for elementary school children in public schools through Youth in Arts and UC Berkeley’s Y-PLAN. Like many adults today, I am asking myself how—in my professional role—can I positively contribute to the #MeToo movement for and with the children in my life? How might I, when I work with young people, respond proactively to the gender inequities and injustices that we are witnessing every day? How can I help both boys and girls express their own power, free from the distortions and abuses of sexism and racism?
Read More +