The School of Cities acts as a connective and intellectual hub for students, faculty and visitors. The School provides opportunities for students to gain firsthand experience in urban research and community-engaged learning. It supports students’ professional development, extra- and co-curricular activities and offers a forum for co-creation of social impact and creative projects and knowledge dissemination through the School of Cities Urban Graduate Student Fellowship, the Knowledge Cafe conversation series and other knowledge translation and mobilization initiatives.
The School of Cities Urban Graduate Student Fellowship is an opportunity for urban-focused interdisciplinary and collaborative learning, critical interventions, civic engagement, engaged research and praxis.
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The Urban Data Science Corps is an opportunity for U of T students interested in data and data science to work with real data issues in the public and non-profit sectors giving them experience and an opportunity to explore data science as a career path.
The Multidisciplinary Urban Capstone Project (MUCP) is a unique, full academic year capstone design course offered by the University of Toronto. All projects are sourced from cities, community groups and non-governmental organizations for whom the project addresses a real urban need, and requires a multidisciplinary approach to solve.
Each project is assigned to a team of fourth-year undergraduates drawn from different disciplines. Student teams work through a creative, iterative, and open-ended design process to design solutions to meet client needs. Successfully completing the project requires that students integrate skills and knowledge from across multiple disciplines. Current participating undergraduate departments and faculties are Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Department of Geography and Planning, Rotman School of Management, the Urban Studies Program at Innis College, the Department of Sociology (UTSC and UTSG), Department of Computer Science, School of Environment, and the Faculty of Information.
The Graduate Multidisciplinary Urban Project (GMUP) is for graduate students enrolled in a Masters or PhD program at the University of Toronto. Participants will work in teams consisting of graduate students drawn from different departments, faculties, and campuses.
Multidisciplinary student teams will work with one of five cities chosen within the GTHA and engage in a research project as it applies to the issue of the ‘Missing Middle’. The final project for each team will be an implementation manual for their city, focusing on key issues in each municipality. Projects will be presented at the end of the term with fellow students, supervisors and clients present. Each week, classes will consist of guest speakers and intensive group work sessions. Current participating faculties and departments are: Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering; John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design; Department of Geography and Planning; Joseph L. Rotman School of Management; Faculty of Information; Institute for Management and Innovation. We welcome students from other departments and faculties to apply as well.