Accolades: Moore Selected To Participate in UrbanPlan Program
Timothy Moore of Hartford, Connecticut and founder of Blue Haus Group has been selected as a facilitator for the Greater Boston Area’s UrbanPlan Program.
UrbanPlan is an academically challenging program that teaches high school students about the challenges and complexities surrounding land use development through hands-on learning, real-life economics lessons, and interaction with local real estate professionals. The goal is to help develop a more educated citizenry, and facilitate a more sophisticated level of discourse and debate, so that the students – as future business people, policy makers, citizens, and voters – can work together to make the best decisions for creating and sustaining the best possible communities. At the end of the process, beyond the economics lessons and experiences working collaboratively, the students have encountered the challenges faced every day by public officials and private developers working to balance the needs, wants, and goals of public and private interests in a market economy.
In the Boston district council, the program has proven so successful that not only has it been implemented at four local high schools, it has also been adapted for use in the undergraduate and graduate schools of Boston University.
UrbanPlan currently operates in Bedford High School, Boston Latin School, Boston University, Brookline High School, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, and Newton North High School.
Click here for the full Boston Globe piece titled “At Boston Latin School, urban planning from the pros” –which originally appeared on February 18, 2014