Children learn about their urban environment through an innovative, project based approach focused on the Booth Street Redevelopment Project

Building on the success of the Imagining My Sustainable Community (IMSC) in Toronto, Hamilton and Kingston, the art and design organization, No.9, in collaboration with Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, will deliver a weeklong pilot workshop on designing sustainable communities to grade 7 and 8 students at Hopewell Avenue Public School.

The workshop takes place March 28 to April 3, 2019 culminating in a presentation of the students’ ideas on April 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the auditorium on the main level of the Architectural Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6.

Led by No.9’s architectural educators Elizabeth Lenell Davies and Sandra Iskandar, IMSC challenges students to imagine what their sustainable community might look like. For this pilot project, the Hopewell students, under the guidance of their teacher Thomas Ranger, will address the Booth Street Redevelopment Project and will be mentored by architectural students under the instruction of Prof. Mariana Esponda of the Architecture Heritage program at Carleton.

The No. 9 workshop program begins with a guided walk to the proposed site for observation. Students are asked to brainstorm ideas and create a sustainable 3D model of their community project. On the last day, students present their projects and overall vision for the site to professionals. The review panel will include representation from Canada Land Corporation (CLC), Local Ottawa Architects, Hopewell and Carleton.

The presentations will feature photographs, drawings and models, along with commentary from students.

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