Kings Cross Youth Engagement
Name Of Project
Argent (Kings Cross) Ltd
By involving young people at the early stages of the development the intention was to devise a means of creating a neighbourhood that would maximise benefits for them in the near future and also as they grew up and ‘inherited’ the scheme.
The process of engaging young people in King’s Cross took place between February and July 2002, involving public open days, meetings and interviews with local stakeholders, youth agencies and representatives from the King’s Cross Partnership. There were also extensive workshops with local schoolchildren and young people.
Tools included the making of videos, mind maps, canvass cards, daily diaries, canal tours, route and hot spot mapping and a dedicated website.
The outcome of the process was a series of youth specific projects – presented as ’20 rough ideas’ ranging from a ‘drop-in town hall’ to a ‘travel bar.’ Many of these ideas were later implemented both as meanwhile and integrated projects.