We help teachers and instructors boost their students' creativity, problem solving skills and confidence to tackle urban challenges.
City Builders Workshop
City Builders is an introductory Urban Planning x Design Thinking workshop that is fun and hands-on. We will work with you to customize the workshop to the students' needs and level of learning, and to support any course curriculum requirements or objectives.
Activities may include:
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Livable Neighbourhoods Workshop
Livable Neighbourhoods is for teachers who are looking for a more immersive learning experience for their students. Building on the foundation of City Builders, students will spend more time understanding the qualities and challenges of neighbouring communities before designing potential solutions.
In addition to the skills developed in City Builders, students will:
Additional activities may include:
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What our partners are saying
"We all agree that it was a smashing success, thanks to your leadership. The students really responded well to the tasks and had a ton of fun. The level of critical thinking that you drew from them was impressive and this is exactly what we look for at VIS. The efficient use of time and flow from activity to activity was smooth and kept students engaged throughout."
Global Studies Teacher
Voice Integrative School
"The workshop was very interactive and engaging! Several youth mentioned how much they enjoyed learning about design thinking a week after the workshop was hosted. Ryan and Angela are flexible and responsive to the concerns/interests of youth."
Provincial Youth Outreach Worker
Hong Fook Mental Health Association
The success of young city builders depends on the support of adult allies within cities and organizations.
We work with professionals to find opportunities to involve and empower youth in their work. Learn more about our youth engagement workshop and facilitation services.
We inspire and mentor students through our annual conference, summer leadership program and student chapters.
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