Our Fall 2017 Sustainable Cities officially kicked off today with our first Meet and Greet with Community Partners.
Now in its ninth year, Sustainable Cities is a service learning course offered through Stanford University’s Program on Urban Studies. Participants in the course engage in hands-on, experiential learning while they work collaboratively with Bay Area government agencies and community organizations to support their sustainability goals. The class is open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students from a multitude of disciplines, ranging from urban studies to civil and environmental engineering to earth systems and public policy, to support clients on meaningful fieldwork-based projects.
The Fall 2017 class will work on the following projects:
1) Development of Backyard Sheltering Toolkit — Partner: City and County of San Francisco Neighborhood Empowerment Network
2) Empowering Residents in Housing Planning in the Alisal Neighborhood — Partner: City of Salinas
3) Evaluating Minimum Wage Ordinance Impacts on Economic Development — Partner: City of Mountain View
4) Promoting Local Climate Action Through Youth Engagement in Schools — Partner: Menlo Spark
5) Assessing Future Housing and Transportation Patterns in the City of Palo Alto — Partner: Friends of Caltrain and Palo Alto Forward
Follow our adventures here on this blog throughout the quarter!