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Year 9 Geography Excels!

Our Year 9 Geography students have an eye on the future!

Year 9 Geography spent Term 3 investigating Resilient Cities and reviewing Toowoomba public spaces to determine how Toowoomba could be developed as a resilient city into the future.

Looking at a myriad of problems faced by growing cities, they investigated solutions and case studies from overseas that looked at how city design is changing globally.
This included issues such as: transport and growing issues with traffic, housing & homelessness, alternative energy generation, preservation of green spaces, and the role of public spaces in physical and mental health of a community.
The Year 9 extension class further developed these ideas as groups to present future solutions to Toowoomba Regional Council Urban Planners and Department of Transport representatives.
As part of the Council’s commitment to gaining public feedback, they ran an open discussion about issues that concern young people and what aspects of city living they see in their future.
The Hawk ideas were well received and student representatives were further invited to attend an Active Living Community Forum in November to participate in a forum of community consultation and presentations from international speakers about the future of city planning, and participate in community discussions that will lead to future planning for the city of Toowoomba.

 Anisa and Taylah present their ideas to Council.

 Emily and Beth presented their ideas too.

 The attentive Council Audience