ERIC Number: ED443266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-21
Reference Count: N/A
The Boston Schoolyard Initiative: An American City's Approach to Sustainable Schoolyard Development.
This presentation describes the development process behind the Boston Schoolyard Initiative: a 5-year, inner city, community-driven initiative to transform neglected and unwelcome schoolyards into active centers of school and community use. Each phase of the initiative is discussed from community organizing through design, construction, and ongoing maintenance. The initiative shows sustainable schoolyard programs need total involvement from all potential users in the design and development phases, a focus on the multi-use approach, the integration of the school grounds into the life of the school, and inclusion of the school yard in future budgeting allocations. (GR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Support Staff
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Identifiers: Boston Public Schools MA; Massachusetts (Boston); School Yards
Note: Paper presented at the Learning through Landscapes: Grounds for Celebration Conference (September 21-24, 1997).