Our model utilizes methods of co-design to spark foster engagement between students and resident matches. Through this process we witness mutual gains for both parties involved.
REAL WORLD PROBLEMS
Students engage with real world problems such as the growing urban population, environmental changes, food access, redevelopment and land rights, as they collaborate with residents living in public housing to realize a design that meets the spatial demands of their environment while also considering their aspirations for urban gardening.
The results of our model for engagement which cultivates social awareness of real world problems, produces engaging solutions for urban gardens that considers our residents at the center for design and community collaboration.