The Urban Memory Project (UMP) has been invited to participate in a Youth Initiative conference in April, 2008. Youth from across the country will convene in NYC to discuss issues of urban planning and the future of cities. Urban Memory Project students from across Brooklyn will give voice to their ideas and opinions in a forum at the Brooklyn Historical Society, in conjunction with the UMP exhibition Lost in Transition. Issues discussed will include: Does gentrification harm or help neighborhoods. What is really the greater good for NYC? And, what, if anything, should be preserved, and how should it be preserved?