As part of the 2015 Community Summit: We The City, SFU Public Square in partnership with the RECODE initiative of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation is hosting a day-long, national conversation on the role of colleges and universities in city-building.
Designed by students from across Canada, this participatory, moving conference will bring together students, university faculty and staff, city building leaders and community partners to reimagine how colleges and universities can be a driving force in creating vibrant, livable, and sustainable cities.
With visits to SFU campuses in three Metro Vancouver cities and case studies from campuses across the country, participants will have the opportunity to discuss national perspectives against the backdrop of living examples of community collaboration and city-building.
Campus to City participants will explore the three key roles that campuses play as hubs of innovation, as landowner and developers and as community animators. Themes such as sustainability, design for inclusivity, social finance, and First Nations perspectives will be interwoven into the day during moving breakout sessions on tour buses. Participants will be challenged to bring back the ideas, the energy and the project possibilities back to innovate in their campus communities. Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be included as part of the day as well as snacks.
Whether you are a student, faculty or staff at a university, a community partner or a leader involved in city building, you have a role to play in shaping this national conversation.
Join us for an interactive, experiential and solutions-focused conference and help us co-create the future of our cities!
For the full conference schedule, visit: https://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/community-summit/2015-summit/campus-to-city/more-information.html
When & Where
SFU Public Square & SFU Vancouver
SFU Public Square, a signature initiative designed to spark, nurture and restore community connections, establishes Simon Fraser University as the go-to convener of serious and productive conversations about issues of public concern.