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Staff Q&A: If you could glance into the future 10 years, what do you see being different in your city?

By the Amazing Kids! Staff


Want to know a little more about the Youth Staff at Amazing Kids! Magazine? Check out our Q&A with some of the staff members; their responses to the question of the month are below!

Q: If you could glance into the future 10 years, what do you see being different in your city?

Ryan Traynor, Editor-in-Chief: When I was born, my city was a sleepy little town where office fronts were vacant from businesses that weren’t able to succeed because of little customer traffic. Over the past 3 years, a transition has begun. It has brought in a large 12-movie theater and allowed major construction of office and residential buildings many stories tall. In the next 10 years I see my city as a large business hub with thriving businesses and an entertainment center. I will miss the sleepy little town, however, and pray that the fabulous community connection that has its foundation ingrained in everyone here will also thrive and allow us to maintain our close connections amidst the influx of new people. The future will hold more festivals, community events, free lectures, and charities helping others – all things that will foster this deep community feeling.

Salma Danuningrat, Writing Tips Editor: If I could glance into the future 10 years, I would love to see a cleaner and better Jakarta. I imagine my city with streets no longer scattered with heaps of garbage. I imagine a place where all kids can learn and go to school, instead of being crushed by the weight of poverty. I see a happier Jakarta.

Cathy Yan, Global Village and Adventure Column Editor, and Assistant Editor: For my city, Vancouver, BC, its development will not take place in the form of physical improvements. Instead, I see Vancouver evolving culturally from being a city focused on improving businesses and road services to a place mindful of the surrounding natural environments and striving to be a global leader in the fight against climate change. Already, many governmental establishments such as libraries and public schools are making changes to its structure by beginning rooftop gardens and taking advantage of sunlight by increasing the number of windows. I predict Vancouver will continue down this path and, in ten years’ time, will become independent of fossil fuels.

Allison Stein, Poetry Editor: Ten years from now, I imagine Harbor Beach will have expanded its outreach with more community projects and gatherings. For example, events such as our festivals and farmers’ markets will grow exponentially and include residents of other cities as well. Harbor Beach is definitely full of people who care about each other, and I would love to share that sense of community with others.

Sehen Gamhewa, AK Contributing Writer: Well, I live in Hawally, a place that is well, not at all known throughout the world. Of that, I’m sure. But, the one thing that I would hope to change in this place would be the deficiency of parking space! Regardless of my tiny joke, I guess I would dearly like to see lawful and brainy driving in the city.

Monica Gu, Fiction Editor: I live in Paramus, New Jersey, the biggest retail town in the country, so… more malls? More teenagers on their iPhone 17s? I probably won’t be there anymore, so there’s a change!