Our Winter 2016 Sustainable Cities officially kicked off today with our first Meet and Greet with Community Partners.
Now in its seventh 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.
This year, we are working with 5 community partners throughout the Bay Area! The projects will involve the following: 1) working with Friends of Caltrain to assess opportunities for equitable access to transit in San Mateo County, 2) conducting a community-serving retail analysis in San Francisco’s Tenderloin and Central Market with the Tenderloin Community Development Corporation, 3) developing economic drivers and development strategies for the City of Los Altos, and 4) collaborating with Urban Habitat to address local business displacement in the City of San Mateo.
Follow our adventures here on this blog throughout the quarter!