Mike Childs quotes Paolo Freire as he asks: What needs to happen to our cities to help us navigate towards a more sustainable, better tomorrow?
This Chicago school is a school with a difference. Sustainability is a critical component, and it was funded partly through crowdfunding.
Katherine Rowland on a sustainable school in Chicago.
Anne Schwieger on San Antonio’s plans for funding pre-k education.
San Antonio’s Mayor has recently taken on a bold initiative to fund pre-kindergarten education through a sales tax increase. And despite these uncertain economic times, it is being widely supported by politicians and citizens. Check out our latest post.
Part bike, part library. Our latest post looks at this São Paolo project bringing books to the city’s homeless population. More here.
Joe Peach on the future of urban design education.
Is university getting it wrong? Read about the future of urban design education on This Big City.
Our new post looks at the failings of urban design education, suggesting collaboration should be integral to every course. How do you think urban design education can be improved?
Still a concept, but these sustainable schools could bring a positive change to Palestine’s Gaza Strip. More on This Big City.
Our new post looks at plans for 20 ambitious eco schools in Palestine. But with schools primarily being places for learning, how important is the design of the buildings?
William Hunter on education and urbanism.
Should sustainability start at school?
I’ve written an article on how colleges and universities need to change their approach to urban design education for the latest issue of Emerging Students magazine. And now I’ve got 25 copies of the magazine to give away for free! Click this link and enter the code BIGCITY at the checkout.
Last week we looked at a new education model with sustainability at its core. Do you think we should be teaching sustainability at school?