Online Digital Resources Available Free to Educators


The Imagining My Sustainable Community program is an award winning online sustainable community design workshop delivered by No.9 professional Architects, Artists and Designers to students in grades 7 through 12. It has been developed to empower youth to lead a revolution in building sustainable communities.

As professional Architects, Artists and Designers we feel the obligation to empower the next generation with the educational tools to design and build low carbon sustainable communities. If we can accomplish this goal on a global level we can have a significant impact on mitigating the impacts of Climate Change.

This program has been delivered since 2011 to over 4,000 students in 8 different cities across Canada and the United States. We have partnerships with the Toronto District School Board and the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board and are now taking this successful eco-literacy program across Canada. The curriculum has been developed to provide real world - hands on STEM plus Art educational experiences utilizing the latest in sustainable design theory.

We have provided some modules from this extensive workshop free of charge to educators so that you can introduce sustainable design methods and the 9 Pillars of building sustainable communities to your students.

If you are interested in the full version of this program that is delivered by our professional educators please contact us at

Examples of the IMSC program in action can be found in our VIDEO GALLERY

Introduction to the Imagining My Sustainable Community (IMSC) program from Executive Director and Founder of No.9, Andrew Davies

The 9 Pillars of Building a Sustainable Community

These 9 video modules introduce the 9 Pillars and provide examples of these in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Public Art & Design


Waste Management


Mass Transit and Mobility


Green Space


Agriculture and Food Security


Water Management


Alternative Energy


Green Building Design


Civic Leadership, Engagement and Inclusivity


The Kit of Parts

This video module introduces students to making a scaled architectural sketch model as a process of exploring scale, form and light.


Building a Digital Model in SketchUp

Using the free online software SketchUP this module instructs students how they can realize their own sustainable architectural ideas for their community.


Building a Digital Model Using Drawings or Plans

The video module teaches students to build a model using drawings or scaled plans.