Your Town engineers
young people + community + engineerS = INNOVATIVE CHANGE
Your Town: Transformations by Young People and Engineers
This project is designed to get young people thinking of innovative ideas to improve their town, with support from professional engineers. It builds on the success of a pilot in Eastbourne in 2018-2019 - Your Town, Your Ideas, Your Future.
The project for 2019-2020 has three placed-based groups, based broadly around Eastbourne, Hastings and Newhaven. It involves young people from 14 schools, colleges and a youth forum. Each project starts with a launch event where students meet a range of engineers, from software developers to electrical engineers. Students then develop ideas with input from experts and pitch them to an invited audience at the end, with the potential to enlist partners to help take ideas forward. So far, we have had proposals for an outdoor gym, solar lit cycle and pedestrian paths, an outdoor cinema and an app to promote cycling and cycle safety.