Video: The Sidewalk Story

I first explained the Sidewalk Story on this blog a year ago, and today I’m sharing a new video with me telling the story from my series on “Re-envisioning the Roles of Young People throughout Society.” Its an analogy for engagement and design – enjoy!

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For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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  1. Do you have a source for that story?

    I have heard it in other contexts attributed to different architects and also heard it was apocryphal, so if you have an authoritative source it would be great if you could share it.


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