Community partnerships

Community partnerships are an integral part of the urban design program and link our research with the objectives of local and regional partners. As a student, you will work together with community stakeholders in a mutual and experiential learning environment to explore real-world urban design issues and make national and international connections.

Our inaugural three-year partnership is with the City of Surrey. Together, we investigate innovative responses to urban design challenges facing the growing cities of the 21st century: issues such as rapid population increase, sustainable development challenges, and the environmental impact of growth.