Today in PLACE, we kicked off the start of our project by looking at a work plan. As I flipped through the pages, I was surprised with all that needed to be done before Thursday of next week, but I remain optimistic and have faith in the ability of our group! One of the things that I found most interesting about the work plan is how the groups were divided. First, groups were determined between who wanted to work towards composing a list of best practices for youth engagement in public spaces and who wanted to work on creating a tool. After figuring that out, there were sub groups for each group, being case studies, expert interviews, community outreach, and lit/data analysis. I found this interesting because I didn’t know how we were all going to tackle such a big, complex project but having main groups and sub groups really help outline different target aspects of our project and help us stay focused on one thing at a time, which can be hard when you know what the goal is, but determining how to get there is a little obscure. I look forward to the rest of PLACE and cannot wait to see how our finished project turns out!