Workshop: Resourceful Design Innovation by Re-imagining Existing Urban Assets

The course I teach for the University of British Columbia is being offered again this year as an online workshop, and registration is now open. As UBC describes it…

In this workshop we look at the potential of reusing, repurposing, and re-imagining a wide variety of urban assets, including existing infrastructure, materials, buildings, structures, systems, and even utilizing the skill sets of municipal employees in new ways. The workshop progresses from smaller examples of repurposing of material and street structures to larger issues of how to re-imagine Main Streets / High Streets and areas of post-industrial cities. It combines practical case studies with analytical observations and hands-on examples from the instructor’s own international projects that use existing urban materials, structures and systems in new ways to increase their functionality and to improve the daily lives of urban residents.

The first of three, 2-hour sessions lead by me will be held on September 6, 2016.

Registration closes August 23, 2016.

For more information, the course listing and registration information can be found on the UBC website here.