Young People Present Their Redesigns Of Dobbs Ferry’s Gateway

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Kids are shown at work redesigning Dobbs Ferry's Gateway at Curious-on-Hudson. Photo Credit: Contributed

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Hear how kids want to redesign the Gateway during a presentation at Curious-on-Hudson, at 145 Palisade St. in Dobbs Ferry.

The public is invited to hear the young planners’ ideas, as well as inspect models of their designs, on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 4:15 p.m.

The demonstration is the culmination of an eight-week workshop called, "A Beautiful Rivertown: Community Planning for Kids", offered by ArchForKids at Curious-on-Hudson.

With the challenge to propose some child-friendly improvements for Dobbs Ferry, participants completed a neighborhood investigation, interviewed village officials, drew their plans to scale and constructed 3-D models of their design.

Along the way, they learned the basic principles behind urban planning and zoning regulations.

Karen Orloff and Janny Gedeon, ArchForKids co-founders and design facilitators, taught the program  for young people aged 10 to 14.

"We love to see the ArchforKids students busy at work discussing plans, sharing and advocating for their ideas, and using their hands and minds to build their projects by working together,” said Adele Falco, the founder of Curious-on-Hudson, in a release.

Curious-on-Hudson offers crowd-sourced education with the mission to make connections within the community that will enhance, educate and inform. For class offerings and other information, click here.

ArchForKids provides hands-on learning experiences grounded in architecture, engineering, urban planning and design. For more information, click here.

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One update: The presentation will take place at 5:30 pm to allow kids to finish their models. Come join us! And great article, thanks Rivertowns Daily Voice.

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