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Ubran Reslience – Art of Collaboration

Brendan F.D. Barrett

  • 全学・学際など
  • COデザインセンター
  • 大学学部生(学士)
  • 大学院生(修士)
  • 大学院生(博士前期)
  • 大学院生(博士後期)
  • 大学院生(5年一貫制課程)
  • 大学院生(専門職学位)

授業科目など要旨

This advanced online course on urban resilience is co-organized by the UBC Sauder School of Business and Osaka University Center for the Study of Co*Design. The course brings together an international cadre of students to engage with Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI) and Akiba Machinani Trust (AMT). This is an applied course in which students work in multi-disciplinary and multi-institution teams and in partnership with communities on real challenges. Classes utilize mini-lectures, real world cases, field study, relevant readings, and discussions to explore urban resilience challenges faced by an informal settlement (Mukuru) in Nairobi (Kenya).

SDGs貢献可能性

The focus of the course aligns with SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities. However, since the aim is for the students to serve the needs of communities in informal settlements there are also links to SDG1 Poverty, SDG2 Zero Hunger and SDG3 Good Health and Well-Being. Students undertake two projects. The first seeks to provide a clean cooking solution utilizing biogas generated on site. The second involves the development of affordable housing using shipping containers.

備考

The aim of this course is for the students to work closely with the community in an informal settlement to develop pilot projects. Focus group sessions are organized with community representatives to ensure that the students fully understand their needs. Since this is a practice based course, the students need to understand the importance of community engagement and to constantly adjustment and respond to new information. The goal is to contribute to solving various problems facing the community including in-door air pollution, lack of access to clean energy and poor housing quality.