jURP 2019: Build the city you want to live in

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Earth Sciences Building

Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3

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What is jURP?

jURP, or the Junior Urban and Regional Planning Challenge 2019, is a first-of-its-kind event aimed at providing youth input into our City Plan through an urban planning competition. You’ll be presented with a topic related to Edmonton's City Plan and have all-day Saturday to come up with the best solution, as you compete against different teams composed of 5 youth from ages 14 to 19. Each team will also have a mentor from GAPSS, the Geography and Planning Students' Society, who will have a ton of expertise in urban planning and help you in developing your solution. You'll also get the chance to learn about urban planning and affecting city instructure through speakers and workshops! Oh yeah, and free food!

The event is comprised of an introductory evening on Friday, May 24th from 6pm to 9pm (where the topic will be introduced and you'll have a chance to brainstorm) and the actual planning and judging, which will occur on May 25th from 10am to 5pm.

Design the city you want to live in tomorrow. Have your voice heard. Participate in the first ever junior urban planning conference and make Edmonton yours.

Remember to fully register, you must also fill out the Google Form.



FAQs

I don't have a team, but I want to compete. What do I do?

You can definitely still participate. When you fill out the Google Form, there will be a place to indiciate you would like to placed on a team.

Do I need to prepare?

You'll be taught everything you need to know at the event, and your mentor will be available to answer any question you may have. A good nights rest and creative juices are all you need for jURP 2019!

Should I bring anything?

If you have a laptop, bringing it may be of use to do research throughout the day. Pencils, pens, etc. you are welcome to bring, but we will have supplies there for you as well!

Will there be food at the event?

Yes! You'll be fed a pizza lunch on Saturday.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

As long as you have completed both the Eventbrite and Google Form, you'll be good to go.

What can I win?

The winning team will have the chance to present their project idea to our City Council, alongside the City of Edmonton Youth Council.

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