Creating Places. Engaging Minds.
We are creating meaningful ways for youth to shape equitable and sustainable cities.
What We Do
Strategy + Design
We are experts at engaging youth in the consultation and design phases of youth-facing projects and services for public and non-profit organizations.
We deliver city-building workshops for schools and youth organizations that focus on empathy.
We enable high school students to lead their own community design-build projects by providing inspiration, leadership training, and project mentorship.
News & Views
Our latest youth engagement events and stories.
Rebuilding Post-Pandemic Cities: A look back at 1UP Conference 2021
Guest writer Alexander Gambin reflects on 1UP Toronto's virtual conference.
Written by Alexander Gambin, RUaPlanner Team Member
Video Games and Urban Planning
Minecraft and Cities: Skylines show that there are video games that can help youth develop their own ideas, and be a creative tool to understand what it’s like in certain fields of study, such as urban planning.
Written by Urban Minds Co-op Student, Andy Fang
Recap: 2021 1UP Design Competition
Participants had the opportunity to exercise their creative skills and have their ideas included in a real-life built project.
Written by Lucy Qi, 1UP Toronto Graphic Designer
Going Beyond 15 Seconds: Getting Youth's Attention Outside the World of TikTok
TikTok’s success in having high engagement rates teaches us how to enhance youth engagement.
Written by Urban Minds Enosh Chen and Ryan Lo
Adapting to the Impact of Online Learning
I’m sharing some resources and experiences that I have found helpful, in the hopes that it will help you through the school year too.
Written by 1UP Youth