What do children see in our Future Cities?
Pupils in Grade 5 at the Irene Primary School were asked by the officials of the City of Tshwane, the metropolitan authority for Pretoria, to draw their visions for the future of their City. The process which formed a part of the Liveable Tshwane 2055 process engaged with pupils on ideas for the sort of city they would want to live in when they became adults.
The Tshwane 2055 outreach process took a different turn on Wednesday 12 September 2012, when city officials visited the Irene Primary School in Centurion to engage Grade 5 pupils on ideas for the sort of city they would want to live in when they become adults.
“After pupils had drawn their interpretations of the ideal city, along with a short description, the pupils would pass their works on to their teachers, who would later submit them to the City, where the three best pictures would win prizes. With several of the pupils having experienced trips to foreign countries in the past, some of the common ideas that came up during the session included the need for a better public transport system to cut down reliance on private cars, as well as a cleaner environment and increased open spaces like parks.”
Can you decipher the type of cities these images are depicting?