Aminah Ricks

Aminah Ricks is an architect, urbanist, writer and teacher who created the organization Future Planners to help schools, public and private institutions, NGOs and governments in the U.S., Europe and Asia recognize the benefit of embracing the unique perspective and experience of children in the city. 

A passionate advocate for walkable and bike-friendly cities, she has lived in 9 cities and visited more than 100 worldwide.  Aminah has earned degrees in English Literature (Carleton College in the U.S.) and Architecture & Building Engineering (Uni Roma Tre in Italy).  Aminah lives with her husband Fabio and their daughter Mila.

Aminah Ricks


Maddison Kitching is a Naarm/Melbourne Australian artist, graphic designer and illustrator who completed a Bachelor of Communication Design at RMIT University. 

Maddison was raised in a creative family encouraging him to draw, paint and work with ceramics from an early age. He lives in the city with his partner, Rebecca, an Urban Designer.