In the Capstone Urban Sustainability Project (CUSP) you will undertake a yearlong consultation with our community partner, the City of Cambridge, Ontario. Collaborating with others in your consulting team, you will seek to resolve an aspect of urban planning and development with a solution grounded in principles of sustainability and professional practice. Your team will bring together skills in project management, written communication, graphic design, mapping, public speaking, research analysis, and community engagement.
Projects differ each year and have included the assessment of downtown streetscape improvements, heritage mapping, and the repurposing of places of worship. At the end of the course, your team will be invited to compete in front of a panel of planning practitioners and will be adjudicated on the basis of your professional practice. Cash prizes are awarded.
Students from previous years tell us about the following highlights of their CUSP experience:
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