Our Winter 2017 Sustainable Cities officially kicked off today with our first Meet and Greet with Community Partners.
Now in its eighth 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 Winter 2017 class will work on the following projects:
1) Developing a bikeability metric for the City of San Francisco - Partner: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority
2) Creating an affordable housing inventory for the Alisal neighborhood in the City of Salinas - Partner: City of Salinas, Community Development Department
3) Examining equity concerns with Highway 101 Managed Lanes - Partner: Friends of Caltrain and TransForm
4) Implementing data-driven natural resource management in San Mateo County Parks - Partner: San Mateo County Office of Sustainability, Parks Department
Follow our adventures here on this blog throughout the quarter!