Follow Parker as he plans his own city―with parks, zoos, transportation, environmental benefits, and more. He has all kinds of ideas about how to create a place that will benefit everyone.
Click on an activity or resource below to have fun with Parker as he shows you how being aware of the world around you (geography) can help you make the world better for everyone.
Help Parker make some maps! In this interactive activity, Parker shows how to use GIS and spatial thinking in a fun, easy to understand way in order to improve your community. Help Parker find the perfect place to build an ice-skating rink and use 3D to determine where to put solar panels. Once you finish, Parker even has a special prize for you!Help Parker make some maps!
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Madeline is a landscape architect for the regional infrastructure engineering firm Bolton & Menk, Inc. She creates high-quality plans that reflect each community’s unique needs and promotes a positive, engaged process. Her creative approach to public engagement has led multiple communities to develop collaborative, community-based design solutions for transportation, pedestrian, and downtown-focused projects. Madeline authored Parker the Planner as a part of Bolton & Menk’s children book series to show future planners what is possible when they are passionate about improving their communities.