“Helps strengthen [children’s] ties with the community, it also provides adults with the missing piece to make cities healthy, safe, ecological and cheerful.”

Unicef, Child Friendly Cities, Spain

“It is only through listening – really listening – to what Aminah calls society’s youngest ‘city-zens’ and putting them at the heart of urban planning processes can cities be transformed.” 

Child in the City, Netherlands

“Imaginative approach to urban planning and youth education is incredibly refreshing…cultivating a new generation of young people curious about cities and the built environment.”

Daphne Lundi, Flood Resilience Planner NYC Department of City Planning

“I feel privileged to cross paths with someone so passionate about so much good!”

Rachel Kramer, Event Producer, VanAlen, NYC 


“Empowering and asking kids to think about their built (and non-built) environments.  It’s really a transformative idea that makes me excited to see the future!”

Beebe, Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn (Daughter in 4th grade)

“My daughter Clementine loves the Future Planners class, and looks forward to it with excitement every week. She is so proud of what she and her fellow-planners learn and build together, and has a new-found awareness of what makes her neighborhood a neighborhood!”

Anna, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (Daughter in 1st grade)

“My daughter has been empowered by the Mini Planners program to re-examine our neighborhood from bodegas to community gardens to playgrounds. It is wonderful to see her explore with our community in such a thoughtful way!”

Jenny, Fort Greene, Brooklyn (Daughter in 1st grade)

“My older daughter participated in one of Aminah’s 5-week future planners workshops and LOVED it!  She also got to jointly paint a mural that remains up at her school and is a wonderful reminder of the work they did.”

Tori, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (Daughter in 2nd grade)