39 Queens Quay East
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Imagining My Sustainable City is a 5 day intensive program that introduces students from grade 7-12 to sustainable urban planning and architecture. To date Imagining My Sustainable City has reached over 1500 students in the city or Toronto. This is the second year teaching in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Foundation working with Chicago youth to imagine their future sustainable city.
No.9's architectural educator begin each 5 day workshop with an introduction to sustainable urban planning. Students then visit a specific site in their neighbourhood and come up with a list of architectural programs that they feel would enhance this site. On day 2 each student becomes an architect and is assigned a specific program. Students then develop their own ideas in drawing form. On the third and fourth days, the students build a scale model of their design while working collaboratively to ensure that their designs work together to create a cohesive vision for their future neighbourhood. On the final day, students present their projects to their peers and visiting experts.
The project's goal is to infuse the real world interdisciplinary aspects of the architectural profession with the 7th - 12th grade core academic curriculum, while giving youth the tools they need to be agents for change in their communities. Collectively, the students' vision for their sustainable city lead to discussions of civic engagement, governance and living a sustainable lifestyle..
No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment:
No.9 is an arts organization that uses art and design to bring awareness to environmental concerns. We deliver programs in schools and in the public domain designed to encourage the use of creative thinking to resolve environmental issues and to promote a sustainable lifestyle.
Chicago Architecture Foundation:
The Chicago Architecture Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring people to discover why design matters. The Chicago Architecture Foundation presents a comprehensive program of tours, exhibitions, lectures, special events and youth education activities, all designed to enhance the public’s awareness and appreciation of Chicago’s outstanding architectural legacy.