What is CityLab?
Offered in Spring 2021:
POST 2150 - CityLab6 will be offered in Spring 2021.
Join KPU Instructor Jennifer Hardwick and her co-instructor, to engage in building virtual communities and community resilience as part of a special online edition of POST 2150: Cultivating [Virtual] Community. This 6 credit online course will explore how we build, change, manage, and sustain communities using online tools & technology. Together, students will develop ideas about how to use digital tools to improve community well-being and resilience for Surrey’s diverse communities, and propose and prototype virtual projects to advance community sustainability.
How CityLab Connects with the City of Surrey and SFU
Working together to build a better community
Surrey CityLab is an innovative partnership between the City of Surrey, SFU and KPU. Students, City staff, faculty and the community co-create solutions to make Surrey more liveable, sustainable and engaged.
KPU and SFU CityLab courses focus on City of Surrey priorities, and students engage in experimental projects that benefit Surrey's diverse communities.
The Surrey CityLab joins a global network of cities adopting university partnerships to advance community priorities.
Read more about this exciting partnership here.
KPU CityLab Courses
How are CityLab courses different?
In CityLab, the community becomes the classroom. Assignments are hands-on, real world projects. Students explore Surrey, and design ways to make the community a better place to live.
Why should I take CityLab courses?
In CityLab, you will:
- build strong relationships with faculty and other students
- work and network with the staff at the City of Surrey
- develop skills to work effectively in teams
- co-design solutions to real community issues
- showcase your work at City Hall or in the community
Join the CityLab community!