PARE Partners with Youth CoLab Summer Program

Planning Architecture and Real Estate (PARE) has partnered with the Youth CoLab for the first time to inspire the next generation of city planners and designers.

“It’s so interesting to see how unique the younger generation is and how individualistic they are,” said Matt Hansen, senior planner of community development for PARE. “It makes me really excited for the future of planning.”

The Youth CoLab is a six-week paid summer internship where Franklin County high school students learn about design principles and professions including architecture, urban planning, graphic design and landscape architecture.

“I didn’t realize how significant it is to have these roadways and to make sure signage is accessible and how big of an impact businesses really have on a community,” said recent high school graduate Amira Welch.