CityStudio

2012 Jan 26 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

I'm going to be hanging out with these guys which sounds like a lot of fun...

Location: – 1800 Spyglass Place – under the Cambie Street Bridge next to the Seawall  (Olympic Station on the RAV line).

CityStudio is an inter-institutional project that unites the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Economic Commission with students and instructors from Vancouver's 6 public universities and colleges to design and implement Vancouver's Greenest City 2020 urban sustainability strategies. The onsite course runs on location near City hall, where 20 students each term will work on a specific Greenest City project.

Working in the dual modes of dialogue + design, students taking the course will: examine the societal context and the nature of sustainability aims and challenges; ask difficult questions and have conversations that matter; undertake relevant and meaningful research. Students will also generate ideas, document process, test and present outcomes, learn critique and refine our work - all aiming to directly assist the City in the implementation of sustainability strategies.

 

This full-time, one-semester program includes 20 of Vancouver’s brightest upper level students, selected through a rigorous application process and representing diverse Departments and Faculties. While their experiences and future interests vary, they all share high academic standing, unusual motivation and enthusiasm, a keen interest in engaging public issues, and exceptional communication abilities.