Community Participation in Planning

Title Abstract Publication Date
Rebuilding a School, Revitalizing a Community. Discusses the process for rebuilding Capitol Elementary School, located in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Phoenix, Arizona. Responsibility for planning the new school fell to a committee of... 04/13/2003
Rebuilding America's Schools. A videotape examines how two rural communities (Charlotte City, Virginia; E. Yuma County, Colorado) either built additional facilities or better prepared their students with today's necessary... 03/31/1998
Rebuilding for the Community in New Orleans. Describes New Orleans' plans for rebuilding its schools. Many of the school sites will become a nexus for their neighborhoods, surrounded by retail, social service, health, and cultural... 10/31/2010
Rebuilding Our Schools Brick by Brick. Explores efforts made and lessons learned by the Chicago, Illinois, public school system in rebuilding its public schools. Chapter one examines the connection between the quality of school facilities... 10/31/1999
Rebuilding the Learning Community: A Renovation Success Story. Describes one school's successful classroom renovation project that included staff input from the earliest stages in the renovation planning, as well as educating community members about the... 04/30/1998
Recommended Policies for Public School Facilities, Section 1: Public School Facilities Planning Policies. Provides policy guidance and recommendations to officials and administrators at the state, local, and school district level to improve facilities planning in order to support and enhance the delivery... 04/30/2005
Redesigning Schools: Architecture and School Restructuring. School architecture should be redesigned to match the vision for overall school restructuring. After explaining the need for improving educational facilities, this document describes the role of... 03/31/1991
Reinvigorating Our Schools. This step-by-step guide helps communities think and talk about school renewal through innovative planning and design, and high quality construction. It begins with an overview of need and available... 09/30/1998
Renovations: Take the Time To Do It Right. Explains how working with architects, involving the community, and developing a comprehensive program can eliminate many of the problems encountered when planning a school renovation. Steps in... 02/29/2000
Report from the National Summit on School Design: A Resource for Educators and Designers. Presents the results of the 2005 National Summit on School Design, convened by the American Architectural Foundation and KnowledgeWorks Foundation. The report details eight overall recommendations... 12/31/2005
Research Based Design: Participatory Programming for the CAp School at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Discusses the experience gained in a particpatory design workshop at this university. The case considered rehabilitating an existing 1-8 school or relocating to a new site. Teachers rated the school... 12/31/2000
Revitalization by Design: A Guide for Planning and Implementing School Improvement Projects through School-Community Partnerships. This manual is intended to be used by parents, teachers, school administrators, students, community organizations and residents as a guide to identifying, planning, implementing, and maintaining... 05/31/2002
Revitalizing Rural Education. Community Facilities Programs and Organizations Concerned about Rural Education. This handbook informs school personnel and the business community about the opportunities available to assist rural community's efforts in revitalizing their education systems.The handbook'... 12/31/1999
Rio Del Norte School, Oxnard, California. The first new school built locally in over 35 years, Rio Del Norte School realized that critical to their success was the inclusion of the community in the planning process. Classrooms have been... 01/31/2002
Rural School and Community Trust The Rural School and Community Trust addresses the crucial relationship between good schools and thriving communities. The trust has a network of people working to improve school-community facilities...
Safe School Siting Toolkit. Provides communities with tools to protect their children's health by organizing for the passage of safe school siting policies. This toolkit is based on the lessons learned over the past 28... 09/30/2009
Saving Ohio's Historic Neighborhood Schools: A Primer for School Preservation Advocates. This publication was developed to assist concerned citizens faced with the loss of their neighborhood schools. It recounts a brief history of school reform in Ohio, leading to the current crisis, and... 07/23/2002
School and Community Participation in the Design, Construction, and Stewardship of Green School Grounds. This is a list of resources providing information about increasing participation on green school ground projects. Many schools successfully involve students, teachers, school administrators,... 12/31/2003
School as a Place: A Phenomenological Method for Contemplating School Environments The study presents a phenomenologically based research procedure, whose intent is to examine people's school experience and the meaning they ascribe to school. Participants in this investigative... 12/31/2010
School Building Assessment Methods. This manual addresses whether schools and classroom spaces enhance or detract from the learning process and provides school assessment guidelines for communities anticipating the expansion of... 12/31/2000
School Building Design and Learning Performance, with a Focus on Schools in Developing Countries. Presents the results of a colloquium concerning how school buildings look, how they work, and how they are used by pupils and teachers in contexts where usually the priority is simply to be able to... 12/31/2006
School Design. The positive impact from changing the environment of a school as a way of improving the quality of education is often overlooked by educators. This book shows how to create more effective schools... 12/31/1996
School Pride. Discusses a south-Minneapolis (Minnesota) community's investment in a K-5 school design that has become a neighborhood landmark. Photos and a floor plan are included. 12/31/2000
School Transformation and Development Map. Introduces 21st Century Skills Initiative, which advocates interdisciplinary learning and project-based learning. This is achieved through teacher collaboration, team teaching, RTIs (response to... 12/31/2009
School Works School Works is an innovative British not-for-profit company which specialises in secondary school design. School Works focuses on how the design of school buildings can stimulate lifelong learning...

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